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Approximate

Describing a measure coming close to but not necessarily reaching the exact value. Approximate measures can be inaccurate but are often necessary when more precise information is unavailable.
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5 $85 million, diocese of Covington (Kentucky) Claimants: 360 Approximate average per claimant: $236,000
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Ages: 8+; Players: 1; Approximate Retail Price: $12.
AA (UK): year founded, approximate number of members, ownership status, and activity in insurance and banking - provision, operating models and partnerships
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The downgrade reflects Fitch's expectation of increased debt at Liberty's QVC subsidiary and continued event risk related to uncertain long-term strategic plans of the company, as well as today's announcement that Liberty has entered into a definitive agreement with News Corp (NWS) to swap its NWS stock for an approximate 38.