verb (used with object), ap·prox·i·mat·ed, ap·prox·i·mat·ing.
verb (used without object), ap·prox·i·mat·ed, ap·prox·i·mat·ing.
- approximation suture,
Origin of approximate
Examples from the Web for approximately
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.
Wetzel told me that at approximately the 10-year mark, lifers tend to become altruistic and “start getting involved.”Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of the approximately 55,000 square miles of land in New York State, less than 500 of them are in New York City.
Since taking office, Obama has had approximately 280 federal judicial nominees confirmed.
Approximately 75 per cent of Chicago's population is of foreign birth or parentage.The Greatest Highway in the World|Anonymous
We say approximately, since there is considerable variation as may be noted by a glance at the Reference List.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery|Clifton Armstrong Howes
The estate, sir, is now approximately valued at forty-seven thousand per annum.
These two are of about equal length, approximately 530 miles.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
He quoted proverbs, was full of strange saws, foretold the future—approximately.The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
Word Origin for approximate
early 15c., from Latin approximatus, past participle of approximare "to come near to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + proximare "come near," from proximus "nearest," superlative of prope "near" (see propinquity).
early 15c., "to bring or put close," from approximate (adj.). Meaning "to come close" is from 1789. Related: Approximated; approximating.