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approximate is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of approximate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… equilibrium is to approximate it in …”

meanings of approximate


  1. To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.
  2. To come near to; to approach.
  3. To estimate.


  1. Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.
  2. Nearing correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate.

approximate frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word approximate occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics approximate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that approximate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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