# Approximate vs. Equivalent

## Difference Between Approximate and Equivalent

#### Approximate➦

Almost exact or correct

the approximate time of the accident.

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#### Equivalent➦

equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.

one unit is equivalent to one glass of wine

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#### Approximate➦

Very similar; closely resembling

sketched an approximate likeness of the suspect.

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#### Equivalent➦

a person or thing that is equal to or corresponds with another in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.

the French equivalent of the Bank of England

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#### Approximate➦

(Botany) Close together but not united.

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#### Equivalent➦

the mass of a particular substance that can combine with or displace one gram of hydrogen or eight grams of oxygen, used in expressing combining powers, especially of elements.

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#### Approximate➦

To come close to; be nearly the same as

This meat substitute approximates the real thing.

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#### Equivalent➦

Equal, as in value, force, or meaning.

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#### Approximate➦

To bring near.

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#### Equivalent➦

Having similar or identical effects.

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#### Approximate➦

To bring together, as cut edges of tissue.

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#### Equivalent➦

Being essentially equal, all things considered

a wish that was equivalent to a command.

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#### Approximate➦

To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.

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#### Equivalent➦

Capable of being put into a one-to-one relationship. Used of two sets.

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#### Approximate➦

Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.

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#### Equivalent➦

Having virtually identical or corresponding parts.

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#### Approximate➦

Nearing correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate.

approximate results or values

NASA's Genesis spacecraft has on board an ion monitor to record the speed, density, temperature and approximate composition of the solar wind ions.

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#### Equivalent➦

Of or relating to corresponding elements under an equivalence relation.

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#### Approximate➦

(ambitransitive) To estimate.

I approximated the value of pi by taking 22 divided by 7.

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#### Equivalent➦

(Chemistry) Having the same ability to combine.

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#### Approximate➦

(transitive) To come near to; to approach.

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#### Equivalent➦

(Logic) Having equivalence

equivalent propositions.

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#### Approximate➦

(transitive) To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.

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#### Equivalent➦

Something that is essentially equal to another

"The hand is not the biological equivalent of a hammer or a screwdriver.

the hand is a multipurpose tool like a Swiss Army knife" (Jonathan Gottschall).

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#### Approximate➦

Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.

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#### Equivalent➦

(Chemistry) Equivalent weight.

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#### Approximate➦

Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate; as, approximate results or values.

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#### Equivalent➦

Similar or identical in value, meaning or effect; virtually equal.

To burn calories, a thirty-minute jog is equivalent to a couple of hamburgers.

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#### Approximate➦

To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.

To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature.

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#### Equivalent➦

(mathematics) Of two sets, having a one-to-one correspondence.

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#### Approximate➦

To come near to; to approach.

The telescope approximates perfection.

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#### Equivalent➦

(mathematics) Relating to the corresponding elements of an equivalence relation.

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#### Approximate➦

To draw; to approach.

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#### Equivalent➦

(chemistry) Having the equal ability to combine.

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#### Approximate➦

be close or similar;

Her results approximate my own

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#### Equivalent➦

(cartography) Of a map, equal-area.

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#### Approximate➦

judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time);

I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

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#### Equivalent➦

(geometry) Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; applied to magnitudes.

A square may be equivalent to a triangle.

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#### Approximate➦

not quite exact or correct;

the approximate time was 10 o'clock

a rough guess

a ballpark estimate

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#### Equivalent➦

Anything that is virtually equal to something else, or has the same value, force, etc.

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#### Approximate➦

very close in resemblance;

sketched in an approximate likeness

a near likeness

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#### Equivalent➦

(chemistry) An equivalent weight.

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#### Approximate➦

located close together;

with heads close together

approximate leaves grow together but are not united

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#### Equivalent➦

(transitive) To make equivalent to; to equal.

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#### Equivalent➦

Equal in worth or value, force, power, effect, import, and the like; alike in significance and value; of the same import or meaning.

For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent.

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#### Equivalent➦

Equal in measure but not admitting of superposition; - applied to magnitudes; as, a square may be equivalent to a triangle.

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#### Equivalent➦

Contemporaneous in origin; as, the equivalent strata of different countries.

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#### Equivalent➦

Something equivalent; that which is equal in value, worth, weight, or force; as, to offer an equivalent for damage done.

He owned that, if the Test Act were repealed, the Protestants were entitled to some equivalent. . . . During some weeks the word equivalent, then lately imported from France, was in the mouths of all the coffeehouse orators.

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#### Equivalent➦

That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. Specifically: (a) The comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their equivalents are 32.5 and 1. (b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively 1 and 8, and in hydric dioxide 1 and 16.

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#### Equivalent➦

A combining unit, whether an atom, a radical, or a molecule; as, in acid salt two or more equivalents of acid unite with one or more equivalents of base.

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#### Equivalent➦

To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.

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#### Equivalent➦

a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc;

send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps

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#### Equivalent➦

the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen

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#### Equivalent➦

equal in amount or value;

like amounts

equivalent amounts

the same amount

gave one six blows and the other a like number

an equal number

the same number

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#### Equivalent➦

being essentially equal to something;

it was as good as gold

a wish that was equivalent to a command

his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt

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