Definitions for approximately

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•prox•i•mateəˈprɒk sə mɪt; -ˌmeɪt(adj.; v.)-mat•ed, -mat•ing.

  1. (adj.)nearly exact; not perfectly accurate:

    The approximate time was 10 o'clock.

  2. near; close together.

  3. very similar; nearly identical.

  4. (v.t.)to approach closely to:

    to approximate an ideal.

  5. to estimate.

  6. to simulate:

    The motions of the stars can be approximated in a planetarium.

  7. to bring near.

  8. (v.i.)to come close.

Origin of approximate:

1400–50; late ME < LL approximātus, ptp. of approximāre to approach. See ap -1, proximate

ap•prox′i•mate•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so(adverb)

    (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

    "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. approximately(adverb)əˈprɒk sə mɪt; v. -ˌmeɪt

    close to the exact amount; = roughly

    The box contains approximately 40 matches.; weighing approximately 40kg

Wiktionary

  1. approximately(Adverb)

    Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approximately(adverb)

    with approximation; so as to approximate; nearly

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approximately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3483

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approximately' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3624

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approximately' in Adverbs Frequency: #252


Translations for approximately

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

approximately(adverb)

nearly; more or less

There will be approximately five hundred people present.

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