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 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 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

How to pronounce approximately?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. President Donald Trump:

    If you go back to the swine flu, it was nothing like this, they didn't do testing like this. And actually they lost approximately 14,000 people and they didn't do the testing. They started thinking about testing when it was far too late.

  2. The Navy:

    Atapproximately1:00 p.m., USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) shifted berths to a pier further away from the fire. USS Russell (DDG 59) moved approximately 30 minutes later.

  3. The WWF report:

    The EU uses up almost 20 percent of the Earth's bio-capacity although it comprises only 7 percent of the world population, in other words, 2.8 planets would be needed if everyone consumed at the rate of the average EU resident. This is well above the world average which is approximately 1.7 planets.

  4. Deborah Marshall:

    The fuel costs to operate on LNG is approximately half of what it cost to operate on ultra-low sulfur marine diesel.

  5. One Rodeo resident:

    ALASKA WOMAN GETS 60 YEARS FOR SETTING COUCH ABLAZE WITH BOYFRIEND ON IT Contra Costa Fire Department spokesman Steve Hill said the tanks held varying amounts of ethanol. One tank alone contained around 167,000 gallons of the flammable substance. Approximately 200 firefighters were battling the blazes using foam on the flames and water to cool adjacent tanks to prevent them from catching fire. Officials closed Interstate 80, one of the busiest in the Bay Area at the peak of rush hour, causing major traffic jams.The California Highway Patrol said the closure was expected to last at least until midnight. CALIFORNIA LYFT DRIVER IS PULLED OVER SO POLICE CAN ARREST HER PASSENGER One Rodeo resident, One Rodeo resident, told The Associated Press he was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to get home to his teenage son. His son had called him to say he heard a loud explosion. It literally rocked the house and then soon after, he heard what sounded like a jet plane.

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