Definition of approximately in English:



  • Used to show that something is almost, but not completely, accurate or exact; roughly.

    ‘a journey of approximately two hours’
    • ‘She's wearing a dress so skimpy it's approximately the size of a tiny postage stamp.’
    • ‘The walk will cover a distance of four miles taking approximately two hours to complete.’
    • ‘In the end they held on, to go into the next round in approximately two weeks time.’
    • ‘This was a result of a downpour of torrential rain which lasted approximately an hour and a half.’
    • ‘The property is situated on approximately three quarters of an acre of mature garden.’
    roughly, about, around, just about, round about, or so, or thereabouts, more or less, in the neighbourhood of, in the region of, in the area of, in the vicinity of, of the order of, something like, in round numbers, rounded down, rounded up
    near to, close to, nearly, not far off, almost, approaching
    getting on for
    pushing, as near as dammit
    in the ballpark of
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