approximate

The Correct spelling is: approximate

Common misspellings of the word approximate are:

How do you spell approximate?. It is not approproximate or even aproximate for that matter!

  • adj.
    1. Almost exact or correct: the approximate time of the accident.
    2. Very similar; closely resembling: sketched an approximate likeness of the suspect.
    3. Botany. Close together but not united.

    v., -mat·ed, -mat·ing, -mates. (-māt')

    v.tr.
    1. To come close to; be nearly the same as: This meat substitute approximates the real thing.
    2. To bring near.
    3. To bring together, as cut edges of tissue.
    v.intr.

    To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.

    [Middle English, from Late Latin approximātus, past participle of approximāre, to approach : Latin ad-, ad- + proximāre, to come near (from proximus, nearest).]

    approximately ap·prox'i·mate·ly adv.


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