approximately equal

Discuss this oxymoron in the comments below.


  • Anonymous

    Approximation: A representation of something that is not exact, but still close enough to be useful.

    Equal: Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another.

    In the end: A not exactly same value, or a more or less similarity between n somethings.

    NOT AN OXYMORON, just another fake…

    Thanks to: Wikipedia, TheFreeDictionary

  • Syrahl

    In maths, approximately equal is a function of it’s own. One can simplify surds and the like to create approximately equal values.

  • http://laurakreitzer.com/ Laura Kreitzer

    Half the “oxymorons” on these lists aren’t oxymorons.