Estimated vs Approximately - What's the difference?

estimated | approximately |


As a verb estimated

is (estimate).

As an adverb approximately is

imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.

estimated

English

Verb

(head)
  • (estimate)
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    Synonyms

    * (abbreviation)

    Anagrams

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    approximately

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (abbreviation)

    Adverb

    (-)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * around, near, nearly, almost, about, loosely, roughly, close to

    Antonyms

    * accurately, definitely, exactly, precisely

    See also

    * circa