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.
(adj.)nearly exact; not perfectly accurate:
The approximate time was 10 o'clock.
near; close together.
very similar; nearly identical.
(v.t.)to approach closely to:
to approximate an ideal.
The motions of the stars can be approximated in a planetarium.
to bring near.
(v.i.)to come close.
Origin of approximate:
1400–50; late ME < LL approximātus, ptp. of approximāre to approach. See ap -1, proximate
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
approximately(adverb)əˈprɒk sə mɪt; v. -ˌmeɪt
close to the exact amount; = roughly
The box contains approximately 40 matches.; weighing approximately 40kg
Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.
with approximation; so as to approximate; nearly
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'approximately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3483
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'approximately' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3624
Rank popularity for the word 'approximately' in Adverbs Frequency: #252
Translations for approximately
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
nearly; more or less
There will be approximately five hundred people present.
- aproximadamentePortuguese (BR)
- přibližně, asiCzech
- ungefähr, etwaGerman
- omtrent; cirkaDanish
- kurang lebihIndonesian
- hérumbil, á að giskaIcelandic
- apytikriai, maždaugLithuanian
- lebih kurangMalay
- omtrent, tilnærmet, ca.Norwegian
- około, w przybliżeniuPolish
- په اټکل ډولPashto
- približne, asiSlovak
- aşağı yukarı, yaklaşık (olarak)Turkish
- 近似地Chinese (Trad.)
- приблизно, наближеноUkrainian
- تقریباً، اندازاًUrdu
- khoảng chừngVietnamese
- 近似地Chinese (Simp.)
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