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Meaning & Definition of Approximately in English

English

Approximately

/əprɑksəmətli/

adverb

1. (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"
    synonym:
  • approximately
  • ,
  • about
  • ,
  • close to
  • ,
  • just about
  • ,
  • some
  • ,
  • roughly
  • ,
  • more or less
  • ,
  • around
  • ,
  • or so

Examples of using

Disconnect the power cable from the modem, wait for approximately one minute, then reconnect the cable.
The number pi is approximately equal to 100.100 or 100/100. Its symbol is "π".
The power delivered by a one square metre solar panel is approximately one watt. Therefore it is currently difficult to harvest solar energy on a grand scale.