What does approximately mean?

Definitions for approximately

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word approximately.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. approximately(Adverb)

    Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approximately(adverb)

    with approximation; so as to approximate; nearly

Editors Contribution

  1. approximately

    Accurately near to the description, amount, quantity or degree based on data, design, evidence or fact.

    The quantity surveyor said it would take approximately 2 tonne of cement but he would confirm with the exact amount in the legal document.

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of approximately in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of approximately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Turner:

    We have received funding and pledges of approximately $100 million for shelter and repair.

  2. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Approximately how many 'inkspots' can a police blotter soak-up before it is retired or replaced?

  3. W. C. Sellar:

    For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don't want to learn--much.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    Approximately 80 % of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.

  5. Susan Lowe:

    There were days when approximately 2,500 weapons, mostly rifles that were deemed unserviceable, were shredded using Captain Crunch, approximately 500-600 pistols that were deemed unserviceable can be demilitarized in a day using Captain Crunch.

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