Definition of approximately in English:

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approximately

Pronunciation: /əˈpräksəmətlē/

adverb

Used to show that something is almost, but not completely, accurate or exact; roughly: a journey of approximately two hours
More example sentences
  • In the end they held on, to go into the next round in approximately two weeks time.
  • 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.
Synonyms
roughly, about, around, circa, more or less, in the neighborhood of, in the region of, of/on the order of, something like, around/round about, give or take (a few);
near to, close to, nearly, almost, approaching
informal pushing, in the ballpark of

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Syllabification: ap·prox·i·mate·ly

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