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approximate
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
almost, but not exact; or similar
  • An approximate erection: a solicitous adversion: a gradual elevation: a tentative revelation: a silent contemplation.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (96% in)
  • ...sustaining an atmospheric pressure of 19 tons, when elevated to a considerable altitude in the terrestrial atmosphere suffered with arithmetical progression of intensity, according as the line of demarcation between troposphere and stratosphere was approximated from nasal hemorrhage, impeded respiration and vertigo, when proposing this problem for solution, he had conjectured as a working hypothesis which could not be proved impossible that a more adaptable and differently anatomically...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (46% in)

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