Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an approximate manner; by approximation; nearly; closely.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. With approximation; so as to approximate; nearly.
- adv. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
“We continued to expect the global CRM market to grow at a mid single digit rate, which we define as approximately 4% to 6% growth on a constant currency basis.”
“In fact I hadn’t seen him since our ice cream date three weeks earlier—and by “our ice cream date” I mean “that time he and I and four of our friends went to get ice cream and Scott said my name approximately once.””
“These cities grew in approximately the same places as our cities do now, however different the shape of the continents was.”
“Those benefited by economic development remain approximately the same, while the Losers remain about the same though they lifestyle does improve.”
“Senate forecasts are more difficult due to the small sample sizes, but going into last night the GOP was predicted to gain approximately seven seats; they appear likely to pick up six.”
“The routine practice of taking two films annually for each breast results in approximately 0.5 rad (radiation absorbed dose) exposure.”
“MOTTAINAI is the Japanese word that approximately translates to “what a waste”.”
“So a mouse gets in approximately 27 shakes per second.”
“Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.G. Jones that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio.”
“Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio.”
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