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.
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, or thereabouts, give or take (a few), in round numbers, rounded up/down;
near to, close to, nearly, not far off, almost, approaching;
British getting on for;
informal pushing, as near as dammit
North American informal in the ballpark of
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