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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.
Continuity of Metric Projection Operator and Approximative Compactness
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 :
It is necessary for DNA computation to expand its algorithmic techniques, incorporate approximative and probabilistic algorithms and heuristics, so that the solution of large instances of NP complete problems will be possible.
Overall, his view of mathematics in economics is that: "Formal rigor is of little value if it is accompanied by a serious distortion of the true nature of reality, and it is better to have an approximative theory that corresponds to actual reality than a formally rigorous theory that can only be built by seriously distorting the facts" (Ibid., 1978, 149).
CHEBYSHEV, Sur les expressions approximative des integrals par les auters prises entre les memes limites, Proc.
Being very hard to find an exact solution, approximative solutions were searched.
Emprise de la parcelle paroissiale (en date du 28 octobre 1958) etablie par la cabinet Sive, surface approximative: 4.526 m2.
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).