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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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However, it turns out that the semantic counterpart of the recessive, the approximative case with the marker -lan, despite its long history as part of the nominal paradigm, shares some of these properties to certain extent.
Approximative Frequency adjectives 1 A little 5 2 Approximately 4 3 Somewhat 2 4 Gradually 1 5 A bit 1 6 To what extent 1 7 Sometimes 1 8 Total 15 Table 6: The speech of male executors in order of frequency.
Cependant, la langue de Jean Claude est toujours approximative en ce qu'elle appartient a un espace linguistique necessairement liminal, celui d'une minorite linguistique qui ne maitrise aucune des langues qu'elle parle, surtout pas sa langue maternelle :
There are also adpositions and case markers based on a notion of approximation ('towards'), like the versative case markers in Tsez (also called approximative, orientative, adversive, see Haspelmath [2006]).
Le monde des MMORPG est donc ne d'un syncretisme force, d'une transculturalite approximative ; il continue d'evoluer avec les prolongements bricoles, denses et semble-t-il inepuisables des editeurs (patchs d'extension, novellisations).
Evaluation of an approximative method for predicting the U-value of a window with between-panes Venetian blind.
i]), 1 [less than or equal to] i [less than or equal to] N in the points of a Lagrange type set A are known, then the classical Lagrange interpolation suggests the approximative formula
2005) Steadiness and approximative solution of nonlinear dynamics system of two endsurfaces rotation spindle's relative rotation.
The average number of platelets is then multiplied by a factor of 20,000 for wedge preparations or 15,000 for monolayer preparations in order to obtain and estimate the platelet count per micro litter, but this method is approximative and does not give the real number of platelets.
Recently Lasser and Obermaier [15] studied the role of the Blackman window for defining approximative identities in Fourier approximation.
However for large data sets, the algorithm takes time to build the abundance distribution and so, Walker and Cyr (2007) suggest a quicker approximative method.