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.
Origin of approximate
Related Words for approximatelyalmost, generally, roughly, relatively, about, around, circa, closely, comparatively, most, much, loosely, proximately
Examples from the Web for approximately
Contemporary Examples of approximately
Approximately 100 Romney fans were invited on the call, he said.‘Ready for Romney’ Is Amateur Hour
December 23, 2014
All in all, approximately 13,000 Allied POWs and 90,000 Asian laborers perished while working on the railway.Riding Thailand’s WWII Death Railway
December 21, 2014
An NYPD spokesperson told The Daily Beast that the lead suspect is a black man, approximately six feet tall.How to Get Away With Stealing $2 Million in Jewelry in the Heart of New York
November 13, 2014
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
November 10, 2014
Of the approximately 55,000 square miles of land in New York State, less than 500 of them are in New York City.Andrew Cuomo Ignores Rural New York
November 8, 2014
Historical Examples of approximately
He had approximately as many men at his disposal as his colleague—about 250,000.
Their position then—according to Pitt's log—was approximately 75 deg.Captain Blood
Depth of the bed ran about 32 inches and the width was approximately 42 to 46 inches.Conestoga Wagons in Braddock's Campaign, 1755
Don H. Berkebile
On the shores of this lake there are, approximately, 15,000 acres of grapes.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
In the public schools there are (approximately) 390 men and 316 women teachers.
Word Origin for approximate
early 15c., "to bring or put close," from approximate (adj.). Meaning "to come close" is from 1789. Related: Approximated; approximating.