Approximately vs Approximate - What's the difference?
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Approximate is a related term of approximately.
Approximately is a derived term of approximate.
As a adverb approximately
is imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.
As a adjective approximate is
approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.
As a verb approximate is
to carry or advance near; to cause to approach.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.
- In every box of matches there are approximately 40 matchsticks.
- Per 100g of chocolate there are approximately 11.6g of saturated fat.
- ...approximately 60 beats per minute.
* around, near, nearly, almost, about, loosely, roughly, close to
* accurately, definitely, exactly, precisely
Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling.
Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate.
- Approximate results or values.
- To help carry out its mission, NASA's Genesis spacecraft has on board an ion monitor to record the speed, density, temperature and approximate composition of the solar wind ions.
* exact, precise
To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.
To come near to; to approach.
- To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature. --Burke.
- The telescope approximates perfection. --J. Morse.
When you follow two separate chains of thought, Watson, you will find some point of
intersection which should approximate to the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax