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Almost vs. About

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Almostadverb

Very close to, but not quite.

‘Almost all people went there. - Not all but very close to it.’; ‘We almost missed the train. - Not missed but very close to it.’;

Aboutpreposition

In a circle around; all round; on every side of; on the outside of.

Almostnoun

(informal) Something or someone that doesn't quite make it.

‘In all the submissions, they found four papers that were clearly worth publishing and another dozen almosts.’;

Aboutpreposition

Near; not far from; approximately; regarding time, size, quantity.

Almostadverb

Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.

‘Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.’;

Aboutpreposition

On the point or verge of.

‘the show is about to start;’; ‘I am not about to admit to your crime’;

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Almostadverb

(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost';

‘the job is (just) about done’; ‘the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded’; ‘we're almost finished’; ‘the car all but ran her down’; ‘he nearly fainted’; ‘talked for nigh onto 2 hours’; ‘the recording is well-nigh perfect’; ‘virtually all the parties signed the contract’; ‘I was near exhausted by the run’; ‘most everyone agrees’;

Aboutpreposition

On one's person; nearby the person.

Almostadverb

not quite; very nearly

‘he almost knocked Georgina over’; ‘the place was almost empty’; ‘blues, jazz—he can play almost anything’;

Aboutpreposition

Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.

Almost

In set theory, when dealing with sets of infinite size, the term almost or nearly is used to refer to all but a negligible amount of elements in the set. The notion of depends in the context, and may mean (in a measure space), (when uncountably infinite sets are involved), or (when infinite sets are involved).For example: The set S = { n ∈ N | n ≥ k } {\displaystyle S=\{n\in \mathbb {N} \,|\,n\geq k\}} is almost N {\displaystyle \mathbb {N} } for any k {\displaystyle k} in N {\displaystyle \mathbb {N} } , because only finitely many natural numbers are less than k {\displaystyle k} .

‘negligible’; ‘of measure zero’; ‘countable’; ‘finite’;

Aboutpreposition

Concerned with; engaged in; intent on.

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Aboutpreposition

Concerning; with regard to; on account of; on the subject of; to affect.

‘He knew more about what was occurring than anyone.’;

Aboutpreposition

(figurative) In or near, as in mental faculties or (literally) in possession of; in control of; at one's command; in one's makeup.

‘He has his wits about him.’;

Aboutpreposition

In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place.

Aboutadverb

Not distant; approximate.

Aboutadverb

On all sides; around.

Aboutadverb

Here and there; around; in one place and another; up and down.

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Aboutadverb

Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, quantity, or time; almost.

‘about as cold;’; ‘about as high’;

Aboutadverb

Near; in the vicinity.

Aboutadverb

In succession; one after another; in the course of events.

Aboutadverb

On the move; active; astir.

Aboutadverb

To a reversed order; half round; facing in the opposite direction; from a contrary point of view.

‘to face about;’; ‘to turn oneself about’;

Aboutadverb

(nautical) To the opposite tack.

Aboutadverb

(obsolete) Preparing; planning.

Aboutadverb

(archaic) In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; in circumference.

‘a mile about, and a third of a mile across’;

Aboutadverb

Going to; on the verge of; intending to.

Aboutadjective

Moving around; astir.

‘out and about;’; ‘up and about’; ‘After my bout with Guillan-Barre Syndrome, it took me 6 months to be up and about again.’;

Aboutadjective

In existence; being in evidence; apparent

Aboutpreposition

Around; all round; on every side of.

Aboutpreposition

In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).

Aboutpreposition

Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.

‘Lampoons . . . were handed about the coffeehouses.’; ‘Roving still about the world.’;

Aboutpreposition

Near; not far from; - determining approximately time, size, quantity.

‘He went out about the third hour.’;

Aboutpreposition

In concern with; engaged in; intent on.

‘I must be about my Father's business.’;

Aboutpreposition

On the point or verge of; going; in act of.

‘Paul was now aboutto open his mouth.’;

Aboutpreposition

Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.

‘She must have her way about Sarah.’;

Aboutadverb

On all sides; around.

‘'Tis time to look about.’;

Aboutadverb

In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.

Aboutadverb

Here and there; around; in one place and another.

‘Wandering about from house to house.’;

Aboutadverb

Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; - also of quantity, number, time.

Aboutadverb

To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.

Aboutadjective

on the move;

‘up and about’; ‘the whole town was astir over the incident’;

Aboutadverb

(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct;

‘lasted approximately an hour’; ‘in just about a minute’; ‘he's about 30 years old’; ‘I've had about all I can stand’; ‘we meet about once a month’; ‘some forty people came’; ‘weighs around a hundred pounds’; ‘roughly $3,000’; ‘holds 3 gallons, more or less’; ‘20 or so people were at the party’;

Aboutadverb

all around or on all sides;

‘dirty clothes lying around (or about)’; ‘let's look about for help’; ‘There were trees growing all around’; ‘she looked around her’;

Aboutadverb

in the area or vicinity;

‘a few spectators standing about’; ‘hanging around’; ‘waited around for the next flight’;

Aboutadverb

to or among many different places or in no particular direction;

‘wandering about with no place to go’; ‘people were rushing about’; ‘news gets around (or about)’; ‘traveled around in Asia’; ‘he needs advice from someone who's been around’; ‘she sleeps around’;

Aboutadverb

in or to a reversed position or direction;

‘about face’; ‘brought the ship about’; ‘suddenly she turned around’;

Aboutadverb

in rotation or succession;

‘turn about is fair play’;

Aboutadverb

(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost';

‘the job is (just) about done’; ‘the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded’; ‘we're almost finished’; ‘the car all but ran her down’; ‘he nearly fainted’; ‘talked for nigh onto 2 hours’; ‘the recording is well-nigh perfect’; ‘virtually all the parties signed the contract’; ‘I was near exhausted by the run’; ‘most everyone agrees’;

Aboutpreposition

on the subject of; concerning

‘it's all about having fun’; ‘I was thinking about you’; ‘a book about ancient Greece’;

Aboutpreposition

so as to affect

‘there's nothing we can do about it’;

Aboutpreposition

used to indicate movement within a particular area

‘she looked about the room’;

Aboutpreposition

used to express location in a particular place

‘rugs were strewn about the hall’; ‘he produced a knife from somewhere about his person’;

Aboutpreposition

used to describe a quality apparent in a person

‘there was a look about her that said everything’;

Aboutadverb

used to indicate movement within an area

‘men were floundering about’; ‘finding my way about’;

Aboutadverb

used to express location in a particular place

‘there was a lot of flu about’;

Aboutadverb

(used with a number or quantity) approximately

‘he's about 35’; ‘reduced by about 5 per cent’;

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