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