## approximations

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Noun

- plural form of
*approximation*

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- Inscribing in and circumscribing about a circle two polygons, each of ninety-six sides, and assuming that the perimeter of the circle lay between those of the polygons, he obtained the limits he has assigned by sheer calculation, starting from two close
**approximations**to the value of 1 / 3, which he assumes as known (265/153 < A t 3 < 1351/780). - It is, for instance, practically impossible to obtain reliable evidence as to the regularity of employment in any industry in the 17th century, and the best
**approximations**and devices we can invent are very poor substitutes for what we really want. - Amongst insects with imperfect metamorphosis the nearest
**approximations**to the true pupa of the Holometabola are to be found in the subimago a From Chittenden, Bull. - The problem of finding a radius vector satisfying this condition is one which can be solved only by successive
**approximations**, or tentatively. - A remarkable feature is the bare statement of a number of very close
**approximations**to the square roots of numbers which are not complete squares.

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