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"
Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.
with approximation; so as to approximate; nearly
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.
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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
The numerical value of approximately in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of approximately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have received funding and pledges of approximately $100 million for shelter and repair.
Approximately how many 'inkspots' can a police blotter soak-up before it is retired or replaced?
For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty people who don't want to learn--much.
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.
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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- прыкла́дна, ама́ль, прыблі́знаBelarusian
- о́коло, приблизи́телно, почти́Bulgarian
- aproximadamentCatalan, Valencian
- zhruba, přibližněCzech
- omtrent, tilnærmelsesvisDanish
- etwa, ungefährGerman
- arviolta, palttiarallaa, suurinpiirtein, suunnilleen, noin, osapuilleenFinnish
- à peu près, approximativement, plus ou moinsFrench
- mu chuairt airScottish Gaelic
- durván, körülbelül, kb., megközelítőlegHungarian
- circa, approssimativamenteItalian
- 約, 大略, およそJapanese
- шамасында, шамалапKazakh
- ប្រមាណ, ប្រហែលKhmer
- 大略, 약, 대략Korean
- чамасында, чамалапKyrgyz
- приближно, околуMacedonian
- барагцаалбал, ойролцоогоорMongolian
- гру́бо, приме́рно, почти́, приблизи́тельно, ориентиро́вочно, о́колоRussian
- približno, приближноSerbo-Croatian
- përafërsisht, afërsisht, afroAlbanian
- cirka, uppskattningsvis, ungefärSwedish
- прибли́зно, ма́йжеUkrainian
- لگ بھگUrdu
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