What does approximately mean?

Definitions for approximately
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?

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How to say approximately in sign language?

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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. Jessica Scott:

    We really need to do a lot more research and a lot more work, but it's very promising that this NASA exercise framework could be applied to help the approximately 1 million individuals that will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States this year, as well as the over 15 million cancer survivors in the United States today.

  2. Michael Avenatti:

    The videotape depicts Mr. Kelly engaged in illegal sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. It is approximately 55 minutes in length, it leaves no question as to Mr. Kelly's guilt on the tape.

  3. Johnny Stuen:

    If we succeed in this, this will be negative emissions because the mix of carbon in the waste is approximately 50 to 60 percent biological and 40 to 50 percent fossil, so the biological part of it will be carbon negative, or negative emissions.

  4. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer:

    A total of 16 rounds were fired according to our gunshot detection system, and all of those occurred in approximately a minute to a minute and a half, as a result, what we know is that three people were shot and one person shot at in less than a two-minute timeframe.

  5. James Gallo:

    This is a great auction, there's almost 400 figures from the vintage line from 1977 to 1985 which is a huge amount of both quantity and variety, there's also approximately 100 master replica items, helmets, blasters that were made off the original prop mold. So it's a large amount of 'Star Wars' items in one sale.

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