approximately

adverb ap·prox·i·mate·ly \ ə-ˈpräk-sə-mət-lē \

Definition of approximately

: in an approximate manner
  • an event in ancient history that can only be approximately dated
used to indicate that a stated number, amount, or value is an approximation
  • Approximately [=around, about] 2,000 people attended the rally.
  • arrived at approximately 11:30 in the morning
  • During a lifetime, a person will take approximately 500 million breaths.
  • —Arthur S. Slutsky, M.D., et al.

First Known Use of approximately

1742

in the meaning defined above

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approximately Synonyms

Antonyms

exactly, precisely;

Near Antonyms

due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarely;

Phrases

after a fashion, somewhere about, somewhere around;



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