approximate or approximately?

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Which of the follows means "X ≈ 1cm"?

1/ X is approximately 1cm.
2/ X is approximate 1cm.
3/ X is approximate to 1cm.
4/ X is about 1cm.

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Which of the [STRIKE]follows[/STRIKE] following means "X ≈ 1cm"?

1/ X is approximately 1cm.
2/ X is approximate 1cm.
3/ X is approximate to 1cm.
4/ X is about 1cm.

Thanks a lot.

Numbers 1 and 4 above do the job.
 
Less formal is 4/ X is about 1cm; but in both cases you would need to indicate the measure is refers to;
For instance

X is about / approximately 1cm wide / long / high / deep / thick

Alternatively I believe you can also say;

X is about /approximately 1cm in width / length / height / depth / thickness

You could only say approximate in this context; referring to the phrases used:

X has an approximate width of 1cm

In Spanish would that literally be translate to...?

Aproximad@ = aproximate
"Tiene una anchura aproximada de 1 cm"

Aproximadamente = approximately
"Mide (es) aproximadamente 1 cm de ancho"


1. Approximate is an adjective (to describe a noun) and can be used as so:

My calculationsare approximate

We talked about an approximate period
Not "We talked about an approximately period"

2. Approximately is an adverb (accompanying a verb) and can be used in phrases such as:

Synonyms: around/about/in the region of/roughly

"When did you finish university?"
(I finished university) "Approximately ten years ago"
It will cost you approximately...
It is approximately ... high

3. Also as an intransive o transive verb

His description approximates to the facts
To approximate to (something/someone)



Thank you.
 
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