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[ uh-prok-suh-mit-lee ]


  1. It’s approximately 25 miles from here to El Paso.

    Add approximately 2 cups of milk or water.


/ əˈprɒksɪmɪtlɪ /


  1. close to; around; roughly or in the region of

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Word History and Origins

Origin of approximately1

First recorded in 1845–50; approximate ( def ) + -ly ( def )

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Example Sentences

Waun Mawn could not have supplied all of the approximately 80 bluestones at Stonehenge and at a nearby site called Bluestonehenge.

Unlike most publisher-run courses that end with some degree of certification, FOS Essentials will be free to audiences who after completing the approximately 8-hour long lesson plan will be awarded a badge they can post on their Linkedin profiles.

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Each piece is approximately 12″ wide x 36″ long and can be grouped as a pair, or displayed separately.

In Columbus, delivery drivers accessing a curb with specified stopping areas prevented approximately 9,700 double- or illegal parkings.

From Fortune

In the field, Deb found that baffling approximately doubles the volume of a quiet male’s call, raising them to the level of the most attractive males.

By contrast, John McCain, the eventual GOP nominee, had raised approximately $12.7 million in the first quarter of 2007 alone.

Approximately 100 Romney fans were invited on the call, he said.

All in all, approximately 13,000 Allied POWs and 90,000 Asian laborers perished while working on the railway.

The U.S. has spent approximately $120 billion to rebuild the central Asian nation, according to SIGAR.

An NYPD spokesperson told The Daily Beast that the lead suspect is a black man, approximately six feet tall.

This valley extends for approximately three hundred and fifty miles to the borderline of Tennessee.

Forests constitute approximately three-fifths or 60% of Virginia's total land area.

Bacon and approximately four hundred planters marched to the State House at Jamestown and demanded his commission.

Approximately 216,900 persons became residents of Virginia during this decade.

While he was taking a group of approximately eighty settlers to this region, he was attacked by a band of Indians.


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