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My approach to cutting spending as president, is to do a ten percent across the board cut of all federal agencies, and then ask each of my new agency heads to find another ten percent by drilling down. That's what you do in business to come up with approximately 20 percent cuts for the first fiscal year budget.
Herman Cain

Meaning of "approximately" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF APPROXIMATELY

approximately  [əˈprɒksɪmɪtlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APPROXIMATELY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Approximately is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES APPROXIMATELY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of approximately in the English dictionary

The definition of approximately in the dictionary is close to; around; roughly or in the region of.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APPROXIMATELY


alternately
ɔːlˈtɜːnɪtlɪ
brightly
ˈbraɪtlɪ
definitely
ˈdɛfɪnɪtlɪ
explicitly
ɪkˈsplɪsɪtlɪ
fortunately
ˈfɔːtʃənɪtlɪ
greatly
ˈɡreɪtlɪ
illegitimately
ˌɪlɪˈdʒɪtɪmɪtlɪ
implicitly
ɪmˈplɪsɪtlɪ
indefinitely
ɪnˈdɛfɪnɪtlɪ
infinitely
ˈɪnfɪnɪtlɪ
lately
ˈleɪtlɪ
lightly
ˈlaɪtlɪ
nightly
ˈnaɪtlɪ
proximately
ˈprɒksɪmɪtlɪ
rightly
ˈraɪtlɪ
secretly
ˈsiːkrɪtlɪ
slightly
ˈslaɪtlɪ
tightly
ˈtaɪtlɪ
ultimately
ˈʌltɪmɪtlɪ
unfortunately
ʌnˈfɔːtʃənɪtlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APPROXIMATELY

appropriative
appropriator
approvable
approvably
approval
approval rating
approvance
approve
approved
approved school
approved social worker
approver
approving
approvingly
approx.
approximal
approximate
approximation
approximeeting

WORDS THAT END LIKE APPROXIMATELY

absolutely
accurately
adequately
affectionately
appropriately
deliberately
delicately
desperately
disproportionately
immaculately
immediately
inappropriately
intimately
intricately
legitimately
moderately
passionately
predominately
privately
separately
stately

Synonyms and antonyms of approximately in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APPROXIMATELY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «approximately» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of approximately

Translation of «approximately» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APPROXIMATELY

Find out the translation of approximately to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of approximately from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «approximately» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大约
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aproximadamente
570 millions of speakers

English

approximately
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लगभग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَقْريباً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приблизительно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aproximadamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আন্দাজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

approximativement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kira-kira
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ungefähr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

およそ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대략
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kira-kira
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xấp xỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுமார்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंदाजे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaklaşık olarak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

approssimativamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

około
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приблизно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aproximativ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατά προσέγγιση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ongeveer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ungefär
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tilnærmet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of approximately

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROXIMATELY»

The term «approximately» is very widely used and occupies the 3.312 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROXIMATELY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about approximately

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10 QUOTES WITH «APPROXIMATELY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word approximately.
1
Marc Andreessen
In 2000, when my partner Ben Horowitz was CEO of the first cloud computing company, Loudcloud, the cost of a customer running a basic Internet application was approximately $150,000 a month.
2
Arnold Bennett
Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.
3
Seth Berkley
In large part, thanks to widespread immunization, the number of young children dying each year has declined significantly, from approximately 14 million in 1979 to slightly less than eight million in 2010.
4
Rick Boucher
I have been involved in Internet-related policy for approximately one decade, and I have been using the Internet myself for almost that period of time.
5
Robert Brady
Mr. Speaker, Delaware River's regional ports handle approximately 58 million tons of cargo yearly.
6
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men.
7
Herman Cain
My approach to cutting spending as president, is to do a ten percent across the board cut of all federal agencies, and then ask each of my new agency heads to find another ten percent by drilling down. That's what you do in business to come up with approximately 20 percent cuts for the first fiscal year budget.
8
Arthur Cayley
Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience.
9
John Clayton
Between 1910 and 1950 approximately 350 lives of Jesus were published in the English language alone.
10
James S. Coleman
It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APPROXIMATELY»

Discover the use of approximately in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to approximately and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Approximately Calculus
And just what does calculus have to do with answering either of these questions? It turns out that calculus has a lot to do with both questions, as this book can show you. The theme of the book is approximations.
Shahriar Shahriari, 2006
2
Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for ...
But how do we do it? In Probably Approximately Correct, computer scientist Leslie Valiant presents a theory of the theoryless.
Leslie Valiant, 2013
3
Approximately Heaven: A Novel
A Novel James Whorton. “I think you know what,” he said. Straining, he cocked himself over onto one hip and worked his money roll out of his pocket. He gave me a twenty. “Be sure it's cold.” I went to the Grand Cabochon parking garage.
James Whorton, 2008
4
Aaron, Approximately
Ringing with the truth of what it means to have grown up at the end of the twentieth century,Aaron, Approximately marks Zachary Lazar's debut as a refreshing and intelligent new voice in American fiction.
Zachary Lazar, 1999
5
Potential Function Methods for Approximately Solving Linear ...
The result of this work, in which Daniel Bienstock has been very much involved, has been a family of algorithms with solid theoretical foundations and with growing experimental success.
Daniel Bienstock, 2002
6
Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations: A Collection ...
This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics.
Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither, 2012
7
Probably Approximately Correct (PAC) Exploration in ...
Reinforcement Learning (RL) in finite state and action Markov Decision Processes is studied with an emphasis on the well-studied exploration problem.
Alexander L. Strehl, 2007
8
Day Trips from Raleigh-Durham: Getaways Approximately Two ...
These are just some of the 25 intriguing day trips revealed in this guide. Enjoy a welcome change of pace and discover a world you may not know exists in your own backyard.
Ralph Grizzle, 2002
9
Operator Algebras and Applications
Since up to conjugacy there is exactly one such transitive and free action, the Dye-Krieger theorem says in this case that there is one stable isomorphism class of measure preserving approximately finite R's; and this is just a restatement of ...
Richard V. Kadison, American Mathematical Society
10
Approximately Nowhere
A number of the poems in this collection by Michael Hofmann show him returning to the subject of his father, the German novelist Gert Hofmann, whose relationship with his son was also the principal subject of his celebrated 1986 collection, ...
Michael Hofmann, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APPROXIMATELY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term approximately is used in the context of the following news items.
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Person falls approximately 50 feet from a tree in Wellington
Crews found a patient that had fallen approximately 50 feet from a tree. The person was transported by Trauma Hawk to an area hospital for ... «WPTV.com, Jul 15»
2
Approximately 1000 military personnel on way to help fight wildfires …
Potash Corp. can't communicate with 54 workers in Saskatchewan, Canada, mine after cable destroyed in fire. Workers to be freed in hours - @ ... «BreakingNews.com, Jul 15»
3
Sabina Gold & Silver Announces Private Placement Financing to …
"While the Company has a well provisioned treasury that would see us end the year with approximately $16 million, this small flow through ... «Digital Journal, Jul 15»
4
FXCM 96 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Approximately 96 Hours …
NEW ORLEANS, July 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of ... «Bayoubuzz, Jul 15»
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UPDATED: Sitkum Creek/Duhamel Creek now approximately 60 …
The Southeast Fire Centre is reporting the fire, located approximately four kilometers north of Nelson, had ballooned to 60 hectares in size. «The Boundary Sentinel, Jul 15»
6
Unis family begins approximately $120K repayment plan
The total amount of money owed to municipalities, school districts and the county as of Wednesday still was approximately $539,000 for 84 ... «Timesonline.com, Jul 15»
7
FireKeepers Casino Hotel says credit card info was hacked …
FireKeepers Casino Hotel says a recent hack into its computer systems may have compromised approximately 85,000 patrons' credit and debit ... «WDIV Detroit, Jul 15»
8
Rayonier Advanced 72 Hour Deadline Alert: Approximately 72 …
NEW ORLEANS, Jul 03, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
9
BTS Signs Agreement worth approximately 10 MSEK with a Leading …
... – BTS GROUP AB (publ), – a world-leading strategy implementation firm, has recently been engaged by a Leading Global Bank to accelerate ... «GlobeNewswire, Jul 15»
10
Centene To Combine With Health Net In Transaction Valued At …
The combined company expects to have approximately six million ... administers health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»

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