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 Dictionary entry overview: What does approximately mean? 

  The adverb APPROXIMATELY has 1 sense:

1. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

  Familiarity information: APPROXIMATELY used as an adverb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1approximately [BACK TO TOP]


(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct


about; approximately; close to; more or less; or so; roughly; some; just about; around

Context examples:

lasted approximately an hour / in just about a minute / he's about 30 years old / I've had about all I can stand / we meet about once a month / some forty people came / weighs around a hundred pounds / roughly $3,000 / holds 3 gallons, more or less / 20 or so people were at the party

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