ETYM Latin approximatus, p. p. of approximare to approach; ad + proximare to come near. Related to Proximate.
1. Located close together; SYN. close together.
2. Not quite exact or correct; SYN. approximative, rough.
3. Very close in resemblance; SYN. near.
1. To be close or similar; SYN. come close.
2. To be or make approximate; approach.