Difference between Approximate and Close

What is the difference between Approximate and Close?

Approximate as an adjective is approaching; proximate; nearly resembling. while Close as an adjective is closed, shut.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling. Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To carry or advance near; to cause to approach. To come near to; to approach. To estimate.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Closed, shut.At a little distance; near.Intimate; well-loved.hot, humid, with no wind.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To obstruct (an opening).To move so that an opening is closed.To put an end to.To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.To make a sale.To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.To terminate a computer program or a window or file thereof.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: An end of something.An enclosed field.A street that ends in a dead end.A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.A cathedral close.

Example sentence: Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale.

We hope you now know whether to use Approximate or Close in your sentence.

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