What is the difference between "about" and "around" in following example ?

I'll see you around 6 O'clock.

I'll see you about 6 O'clock. 

Now, I usually the first one, but I heard the second one on the phone from one of my friends (native English speaker).


  • You'll find it interesting, I'm sure, that some people actually put the two together: I'll see you around about 6 o'clock. A colloquial expression to be sure but used nonetheless. – Jim Nov 15 '13 at 7:27
  • That is really interesting. But which one is right between the two ? – Makky Nov 15 '13 at 7:35
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    With respect to approximate times they are interchangeable- there's no difference. – Jim Nov 15 '13 at 8:02

No implied difference in meaning whatever.


They mean both the same. As preposition, around is the same as about.

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