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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. Hans Morris:

    We also discovered during the investigation that a senior manager at Lending Club made a change in the application date of approximately $ 3 million of these loans.

  2. Leslie Scott:

    Flight 2645 from LAX to Dulles was delayed due to a cabin cleanliness issue, we brought in a new aircraft and the flight has since departed approximately 4.5 hours late.

  3. Scott Thompson:

    This year is already a record year, and we believe that 2016 will continue to be very active, and likely above the rolling ten-year average, which will be approximately $25 billion after 2015.

  4. 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.

  5. Deputy Chief Executive Roland Busch:

    Digital Industries will account for 135 million euros of these additional savings and 30 million euros will come from Smart Infrastructure. We're also right on track to achieve our savings target of approximately 300 million euros by 2021 through lean and effective governance.

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