What does approximately mean?

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ap·prox·i·mate·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or soadverb

    (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. approximatelyadverb

    Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approximatelyadverb

    with approximation; so as to approximate; nearly

Editors Contribution

  1. approximatelyadverb

    Accurately to the description, amount, quantity or number relating to data, design, proof or fact.

    The quantity surveyor said the quotation can take approximately a specific amount of cement


    Submitted by MaryC on January 2, 2017  

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

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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

Examples of approximately in a Sentence

  1. Constable Scott Mason:

    I'd like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. We have decided on a name. This is little Cuejo. He's four months old approximately.

  2. Johnny Stuen:

    So 300,000 tonnes comes here every year and we can capture 300,000 tonnes CO2 from those 300,000 tonnes of waste. So it's approximately one ton of CO2 per ton of waste that can be captured.

  3. Chief Executive Officer William Rogers:

    We began our own internal investigation and through that process, approximately 6 to 8 weeks ago, we discovered that the former employee attempted to download client information.

  4. Deputy Finance Minister Maxim Oreshkin:

    This price approximately corresponds to the long-term average price and over 10-15 years it shouldn't change, these are the levels which we now think of as certain structural levels over a long-term period.

  5. Peyton Manning:

    The meeting ended when I was handcuffed by a detective and locked in a small room adjacent to the interview room, approximately 20 minutes later, I was removed .?.?. still handcuffed and marched through the precinct. I was processed and ultimately placed in a holding cell.

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