Approximately has its roots in the Latin word proximus, meaning “nearly.” So, approximately means “about” or “close to.” If you tell someone there will be approximately seventy people at a dinner, it means you expect seventy people, though the actual number could be a little more or a little less than seventy.
How do you pronounce appropriate?
How is 2020 pronounced?
The year 2020 will be “twenty-twenty,” and the year 2115 will be “twenty-one-fifteen.”
How do you pronounce GIF?
“It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.” Just like the peanut butter. “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite told The New York Times. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.
How does Nike pronounce Nike?
The correct way to pronounce “Nike” is so that it rhymes with “spiky”.
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