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## approximation |

2 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: 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. 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. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: 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 of being similar (especially close in value) 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}]

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