On July 8, Martinez was one of approximately 30,000 prisoners to begin refusing meals.
There are approximately 1.1 million charities in this country—not local chapters, but unique, full-fledged organizations.
Between 1976 and 1983 the Argentinian government “disappeared,” or secretly abducted, approximately 30,000 of its own people.
approximately half of all Americans say they have sex at least once a week.
approximately 100 Romney fans were invited on the call, he said.
Of this number there are approximately 38,000 children of school age.
The number of feet in the sun's surface can be approximately determined.
The exact proportions of the slave trade can be estimated only approximately.
It was approximately the strength of the French army which surrendered at Sedan.
Now, can you point to me approximately where you were standing?
early 15c., "to bring or put close," from approximate (adj.). Meaning "to come close" is from 1789. Related: Approximated; approximating.
approximate ap·prox·i·mate (ə-prŏk'sə-māt')
v. ap·prox·i·mat·ed, ap·prox·i·mat·ing, ap·prox·i·mates
To bring together, as cut edges of tissue. adj. (-mĭt)
Relating to the contact surfaces, either proximal or distal, of two adjacent teeth; proximate.
Close together. Used of the teeth in the human jaw.