♦ approximate

♦ approximate /əˈprɒksɪmət/
a.
1 approssimato; approssimativo
2 (fig.) molto simile; vicino
3 (mat., tecn.) approssimato.
(to) approximate /əˈprɒksɪmeɪt/
A v. t.
1 avvicinarsi a: The cost will approximate one million pounds, il costo si avvicinerà al milione di sterline
2 calcolare per approssimazione; arrotondare (una cifra)
3 (mat., tecn.) approssimare
B v. i.
to approximate to, avvicinarsi a; essere molto simile a: His poems approximate to musical compositions, le sue poesie si avvicinano alle composizioni musicali.

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