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Definitions of approximation

  1. an imprecise or incomplete account; "newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of approximating; a drawing, advancing or being near; approach; also, the result of approximating. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An approach to a correct estimate, calculation, or conception, or to a given quantity, quality, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A continual approach or coming nearer to a result; as, to solve an equation by approximation. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A value that is nearly but not exactly correct. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A bringing near; approach. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Approximative. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Approximatively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of approximating; an approximate result. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of approximating; approach; a continual approach nearer and nearer to a quantity sought, when no process is known for arriving at it exactly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A near approach; an advancing near. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. This situation can arise when a charitable gift is applied as near as is possible to the original wishes of the donor. thelawdictionary.org
  16. Ettmuller gave this name to a pretended method of curing disease, by making it pass from man into some animal or vegetable, by the aid of immediate contact. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  17. n. An approach a coming near. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. Approach to anything; continual approach, nearer still, and nearer to the quantity fought. Complete Dictionary
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