English edit

Etymology edit

approximate +‎ -ive

Adjective edit

approximative (comparative more approximative, superlative most approximative)

  1. Of, relating to, or being an estimate or approximation.

Translations edit

Noun edit

approximative (plural approximatives)

  1. (grammar) A grammatical construct that expresses approximation.
    • 2007, J. Cutting, Vague Language Explored, page 190:
      In Example 6, we can see speakers using the vague approximatives 'two or three' and 'one or two'.

French edit

Pronunciation edit

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Adjective edit

approximative

  1. feminine singular of approximatif

German edit

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

approximative

  1. inflection of approximativ:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular