Type: verb, adjective

Definitions: (verb) To approximate is to be or become near a value, position, or characteristic (adjective) An approximate number, length, time, etc. is close to the real one but may not be equal to it.

Examples: (verb) Women’s salaries in the company have approximated to male salaries. (verb) Computers are getting better at the ability to approximate human speech. (adjective) The approximate number of homes affected by the earthquake is over 1000.

Synonyms: adjectives: close, rough, comparative. verbs: approach, estimate.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 B