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Found 2 items, similar to approximation.

**English → English** (WordNet)
Definition: approximation
approximation
n 1: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;
*“an estimate of what it would cost”*; *“a rough idea how
long it would take”* [syn: estimate, estimation, idea]
2: the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in
quantity)
3: an imprecise or incomplete account; *“newspapers gave only an
approximation of the actual events”*
4: the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the
cut edges of tissue [syn: bringing close together]

**English → English** (gcide)
Definition: Approximation
Approximation *\Ap*prox`i*ma"tion\* n. [Cf. F. approximation, LL.
approximatio.]
1. The act of approximating; a drawing, advancing or being
near; approach; also, the result of approximating.
[1913 Webster]
The largest capacity and the most noble dispositions
are but an approximation to the proper standard and
true symmetry of human nature. --I. Taylor.
[1913 Webster]
2. An approach to a correct estimate, calculation, or
conception, or to a given quantity, quality, etc.
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3. (Math.)
(a) A continual approach or coming nearer to a result; as,
to solve an equation by approximation.
(b) A value that is nearly but not exactly correct.
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