To come close to; be nearly the same as: This meat substitute approximates the real thing.
To bring near.
To bring together, as cut edges of tissue.
by Javana Joseph October 26, 2003
A term guilty people use when they are guilty as hell.
Investigator: "What did you have for breakfast?"

Suspect: "Well basically, I barely got to my home at approximately 2am."
by RPD00001 April 5, 2017
a kind of true but not true simplification of something. Can be used to insult.
1. The approximation of pi is 3.14
2. The approximation of your mom is fat
by Fasteroid March 16, 2016
A bastardisation of approximately and positively first used by people of marginal education. Even though those two words have different degrees of certitude, approximatively originally meant approximately but has since evolved to mean approximately with slightly more certitude, but not quite positively.
guy one: "How long will you be?"
guy two: "approximatively 15 minutes."
by Char H January 8, 2006
noun. A feeling that you and your partner will mate. A moment of this kind. An air of “tacit agreement”.
They stood there, tacitly. An air of approximate can be smelled.
by 喜之正品淘汰狼 May 25, 2016
noun. A spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend who is not an ideal match, but close enough in many respects.
"Looks like things are going really well with your girlfriend, Bob!"

"Yeah, it's pretty good, Stan. I kept looking for my vision of perfection, then decided I should get real and find an approximate."
by Mr.Whosiwhatsis July 18, 2008
An annual math event that is commemorated on 22nd July (22/7) among billions of people worldwide, who conventionally write their date in the DD/MM/YYYY format, compared to the millions of folks who celebrate Pi Day on March 14 (3/14).
What is the ratio of the number of math students and teachers globally who celebrate Pi Approximation Day in July to the number of those who commemorate Pi Day in March every year.
by MathPlus July 23, 2021