Part of speech: adverb

Nearly; about.

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Usage examples "approximately":

  1. The output of beet sugar was then only about 200, 000 tons, as compared with a present production of approximately 8, 000, 000 tons. - "Cuba, Old and New", Albert Gardner Robinson.
  2. In steel the twelve- hour day and the seven- day week continued as before for approximately one- half of the workers and the unions were preparing for a battle with the " Steel Trust." - "A History of Trade Unionism in the United States", Selig Perlman.
  3. It is furnished out with approximately the same things. - "The Amazing Interlude", Mary Roberts Rinehart.