approximately

adverb
ap·​prox·​i·​mate·​ly | \ ə-ˈpräk-sə-mət-lē How to pronounce approximately (audio) \

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 approximationApproximately [=around, about] 2,000 people attended the rally.arrived at approximately 11:30 in the morningDuring a lifetime, a person will take approximately 500 million breaths.— Arthur S. Slutsky, M.D., et al.

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First Known Use of approximately

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Approximately.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/approximately. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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