- the act or state of approximating, or coming close
- a calculation, assessment, etc. intended to be no more than approximately accurate; rough estimate
approximation
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approximation
noun
- The act, process, or result of approximating.
- Mathematics An inexact result adequate for a given purpose.
Related Forms:
- ap·prox′i·ma′tive
adjective
- ap·prox′i·ma′tive·ly
adverb
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