Approximately Symbol

The approximately symbol is used in math to indicate that two expressions are approximately equal to each other. For example, the constant number (Euler’s Number) is often presented as:

In reality, the number has many more digits that are not shown.

Format Display Data
Image Approximately Symbol (≈) Download SVG ↓
TeX
\approx
Unicode
8776

Usage

Approximately | Notation

The symbol for approximately equal is a squiggly equals sign. It is used to show that two numbers are roughly equal, but not exactly equal.