Approximately vs. Precisely — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Approximately and Precisely
Used to show that something is almost, but not completely, accurate or exact; roughly
A journey of approximately two hours
In a precise manner.
Almost exact or correct
The approximate time of the accident.
Used as an intensive
Inferior equipment was precisely the reason some hikers refused to continue the climb.
Very similar; closely resembling
Sketched an approximate likeness of the suspect.
(manner) In a precise manner; exactly.
I always try to express myself precisely.
(Botany) Close together but not united.
(focus) Used to provide emphasis.
To come close to; be nearly the same as
This meat substitute approximates the real thing.
Indicating exactness or preciseness;
He was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do
It was just as he said--the jewel was gone
It has just enough salt
To bring near.
In a precise manner;
She always expressed herself precisely
To bring together, as cut edges of tissue.
Just as it should be;
`Precisely, my lord,' he said
To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.
Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount.
In every box of matches there are approximately 40 matchsticks.
G of chocolate there is approximately 11.6
G of saturated fat.
...approximately 60 beats per minute.
With approximation; so as to approximate; nearly.
(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
Holds 3 gallons, more or less
20 or so people were at the party