Definition of Approximating:
- "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
An instance, accurately such as I have supposed, may not, perhaps, ever have occurred, but I have little doubt that instances nearly approximating to it may be found without any very laborious search.- "An Essay on the Principle of Population", Thomas Malthus.
A bishop of Marseilles, who wrote, late in the fifth century, a continuation of St. Jerome's catalogue of ecclesiastical writers, mentions his work in a very singular phrase: " After his conversion," he says, " Commodianus wrote a treatise against the pagans in an intermediate language approximating to verse," mediocri sermone quasi versu.- "Latin Literature", J. W. Mackail.