Meaning of APPROXIMATION
Pronunciation:   u`prâksu'meyshun



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue
 [n] the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)
 [n] an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
 [n] an imprecise or incomplete account; "newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events"


APPROXIMATION is a 13 letter word that starts with A. 
 Synonyms:   bringing close together, estimate, estimation, idea 

 See Also:   calculation, computation, connection, connexion, dead reckoning, figuring, guess, guessing, guesstimate, guesswork, guestimate, joining, overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning, reckoning, shot, similarity, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning, version  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \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.
The largest capacity and the most noble dispositions
are but an approximation to the proper standard and
true symmetry of human nature. I. Taylor.
2. An approach to a correct estimate, calculation, or
conception, or to a given quantity, quality, etc.
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.


Thesaurus Terms 

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