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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. 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.

  2. Janine Lutz:

    I had no idea it was that bad, that’s really lighting a fire under my butt to work harder. The Veterans Crisis Line provides 24/7 support to veterans in distress, as well as concerned friends and family members. Staffers are available by phone at 800-273-8255 (Press 1), online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, and via text at 838255. The volume of phone calls the Crisis Line receives is staggering. The VA told Fox News that since October 31, 2017, the Veterans Crisis Line has fielded approximately 222,000 calls from veterans who are having thoughts of suicide. That is in addition to the 49,000 calls from family members or friends who are concerned about a veteran who is considering suicide. That breaks down to nearly 950 calls from veterans (or nearly 40 calls per hour) every day since Halloween, and more than 200 calls a day from friends and family. Lutz, who li ves in Florida, is affectionately referred to by many in the veterans' community as.

  3. The ETOA:

    It is important that the European economy does not become a victim, the business of accommodating U.S. and Canadian visitors is an enormously important industry for Europe. We effectively sell them services worth approximately 50 billion euros ($56.87 billion)... Millions of jobs are dependent on it.

  4. Chipiliro Khamula:

    A total of 45,312 households (approximately 226,560 people) have been affected and assessments to establish the extent of the damage in all the 14 affected districts are underway.

  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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