approximate/rough

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I have a sentence in my test
Although this is far from certain, the (approximate/rough/general/near) age of the universe is about 4.6 billion years.
I guess approximate is appropriate but to be honest, the rest of the options, espeacially rough sounds good to me.
Can you distinguish between them for me, please?
 
  • be cool forever

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    approximateadj /əˈprɒksɪmɪt/
    • almost accurate or exact
    • inexact; rough; loose
    • much alike; almost the same
    • near; close togethe
    rough


    • (of a guess, estimate, etc) approximate

    Thanks Parla. I understand now.


     
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