- I(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. nearly, closely, roughly, close to, near to, almost, around, about, circa, well-nigh, very near, approaching, close upon, proximately, in general, in round numbers, not quite, not far from, more or less, practically, just about, on the edge of, for all practical purposes, bordering on, generally, comparatively, relatively, in the neighborhood of, pretty nearly*, in the ballpark*.II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) adv.about, close to, nearly, approaching, roughly, estimated, *guestimated, virtually, in round numbers, well-nigh, more or less, around.ANT.: exactly, preciselyIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) adverb Near to in quantity or amount: about, almost, nearly, roughly. Idiom: on the order of. See NEAR.
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Approximately — Ap*prox i*mate*ly, adv. With approximation; so as to approximate; nearly. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
approximately — index almost, on or about Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
approximately — (adv.) 1742, from APPROXIMATE (Cf. approximate) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
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approximately — [adv] nearly about, almost, around, ballpark figure*, bordering on, circa, closely, close to, comparatively, generally, in the ballpark*, in the neighborhood of, in the region of, in the vicinity of, just about, loosely, more or less, most, much … New thesaurus
approximately — 01. The test will take [approximately] two hours. 02. Can you give us an [approximation] of the number of people who were at the concert? 03. The [approximate] number of people we will invite is 100. 04. The accident occurred at [approximately] 3 … Grammatical examples in English
approximately — approximate ap‧prox‧i‧mate [əˈprɒksmt ǁ əˈprɑːk ] adjective an approximate amount or number is not exact, but is more or less correct: • an approximate calculation of the overall cost of the project approximately adverb : • Travelling time from … Financial and business terms
approximately — adv. Approximately is used with these adjectives: ↑constant, ↑equal, ↑equivalent, ↑level, ↑perpendicular, ↑proportional Approximately is used with these verbs: ↑correspond, ↑double, ↑halve … Collocations dictionary
approximately */*/ — UK [əˈprɒksɪmətlɪ] / US [əˈprɑksɪmətlɪ] adverb used for showing that an amount, number, time etc is not exact Approximately 60,000 people filled the stadium. We have approximately 300 copies left … English dictionary
approximately*/ — [əˈprɒksɪmətli] adv used for showing that an amount or number is not exact Syn: roughly Approximately 60, 000 people filled the stadium.[/ex] We have approximately 300 copies left.[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
approximately — adverb imprecise but close to in quantity or amount In every box of matches there are approximately 40 matchsticks. Syn: around, near, nearly, almost, about … Wiktionary