approximate

英 [əˈprɒk.sɪ.mət]      美 [əˈprɑːk.sə.mət]
  • vt. 近似;使…接近;粗略估计
  • vi. 接近于;近似于
  • adj. [数] 近似的;大概的
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approximate 接近的

前缀ap-同ad-.词根prop, 接近,向前,pro的扩大形式。-m, 最高级后缀.

approximate
approximate: see proximity
approximate (adj.)
early 15c., from Latin approximatus, past participle of approximare "to come near to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + proximare "come near," from proximus "nearest," superlative of prope "near" (see propinquity).
approximate (v.)
early 15c., "to bring or put close," from approximate (adj.). Meaning "to come close" is from 1789. Related: Approximated; approximating.
1. The times are approximate only.
这些只是大致的时间。
2. The Prime Minister has made a statement closely approximate to a falsehood.
首相发表了一项几近谎言的声明.
3. The builder gave an approximate cost for fixing the roof.
房屋修建商给修理房顶粗略地估计了一个价钱.
4. The approximate date of his departure is next month.
他大约在下个月动身.
5. They did not have even an approximate idea what the Germans really wanted.
他们完全不清楚德国人真正想要什么。