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Dictionary entry overview: What does approximately mean?
• APPROXIMATELY (adverb)
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 1||approximately [BACK TO TOP]|
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
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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