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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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As a result of this acquisition, Sullivan obtains the benefit of Twenty-First Century's overall supply, equipment and service business approximating $5 million in annual sales and assures the continuity of their sales organization consisting of eight sales representatives and four technical service representatives along with other inside support personnel.
To-date in 2005, we have made unscheduled reductions of debt approximating $500 million, distributed $313 million in common stock dividends ($1.
Then, in the second-stage regression of estimated Z effects against estimated X with Z associations, we should anticipate an intercept approximating [[beta].