how to pronounce approximately


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the above transcription of approximately is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

approximately is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of approximately in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to two years approximately the there's …”

meanings of approximately


  1. Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.

approximately frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word approximately occurs in english on average 23.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics approximately can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that approximately can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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