approximately

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an approximate manner; by approximation; nearly; closely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With approximation; so as to approximate; nearly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • 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.”

    mostly good girls

  • 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.”

    mostly good girls

  • 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.”

    mostly good girls

  • 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.

    Brendan Nyhan: A First Take on Election 2010

  • The routine practice of taking two films annually for each breast results in approximately 0.5 rad (radiation absorbed dose) exposure.

    Samuel S. Epstein: Breast Cancer Unawareness Month: Rethinking Mammograms

  • These cities grew in approximately the same places as our cities do now, however different the shape of the continents was.

    Calvino « Gerry Canavan

  • MOTTAINAI is the Japanese word that approximately translates to “what a waste”.

    MOTTAINAI! Campaigning going to waste?

  • Those benefited by economic development remain approximately the same, while the Losers remain about the same though they lifestyle does improve.

    Sustainability, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • 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.

    Brendan Nyhan: A First Take on Election 2010

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