- approximate ap‧prox‧i‧mate [əˈprɒksmt ǁ əˈprɑːk-] adjectivean approximate amount or number is not exact, but is more or less correct:
• an approximate calculation of the overall cost of the project— approximately adverb :
• Travelling time from London is approximately 4 hours.
• an area of approximately 72 hectares
* * *approximately UK US /əˈprɒksɪmətli/ adverb► close to a particular number or time although not exactly that number or time: »
In December, the company reduced its workforce by approximately 5%.»
It will take approximately two weeks to collect the data.
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Approximately — Ap*prox i*mate*ly, adv. With approximation; so as to approximate; nearly. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
approximately — index almost, on or about Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
approximately — (adv.) 1742, from APPROXIMATE (Cf. approximate) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
approximately — *nearly, almost, well nigh Antonyms: precisely, exactly … New Dictionary of Synonyms
approximately — [adv] nearly about, almost, around, ballpark figure*, bordering on, circa, closely, close to, comparatively, generally, in the ballpark*, in the neighborhood of, in the region of, in the vicinity of, just about, loosely, more or less, most, much … New thesaurus
approximately — 01. The test will take [approximately] two hours. 02. Can you give us an [approximation] of the number of people who were at the concert? 03. The [approximate] number of people we will invite is 100. 04. The accident occurred at [approximately] 3 … Grammatical examples in English
approximately — adv. Approximately is used with these adjectives: ↑constant, ↑equal, ↑equivalent, ↑level, ↑perpendicular, ↑proportional Approximately is used with these verbs: ↑correspond, ↑double, ↑halve … Collocations dictionary
approximately */*/ — UK [əˈprɒksɪmətlɪ] / US [əˈprɑksɪmətlɪ] adverb used for showing that an amount, number, time etc is not exact Approximately 60,000 people filled the stadium. We have approximately 300 copies left … English dictionary
approximately*/ — [əˈprɒksɪmətli] adv used for showing that an amount or number is not exact Syn: roughly Approximately 60, 000 people filled the stadium.[/ex] We have approximately 300 copies left.[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
approximately — adverb imprecise but close to in quantity or amount In every box of matches there are approximately 40 matchsticks. Syn: around, near, nearly, almost, about … Wiktionary