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verb approximate pronunciation in British English /əˈprɒksɪmeɪt/
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present participleapproximating
past tenseapproximated
past participleapproximated

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] formal to be close to a particular number

    The crowd approximated 10,000.

    approximate to:

    This month’s results approximated to the average for this season.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to calculate something in a way that is not exact


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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