What does approximately mean?

Definitions for approximately

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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"


  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 near to the description, amount, quantity or degree based on data, design, evidence or fact.

    The quantity surveyor said it would take approximately 2 tonne of cement but he would confirm with the exact amount in the legal document.

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Philip May:

    Approximately 80% go undiagnosed.

  2. Safaa Elias Jajo:

    There are approximately 500 of us.

  3. Tim Brooks:

    Ebola tests take approximately four hours to complete.

  4. David Spiegel:

    Lowering those two meant an average cost savings of approximately $338.

  5. Falkland Oil:

    The Isobel Deep well is expected to take approximately 15 days to complete.

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