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# Spell Check of approximation

Correct spelling: approximation

### Definition of approximation:

1. 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.

### Google Ngram Viewer results for approximation:

This graph shows how "approximation" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

### Examples of usage for approximation:

1. In mathematics, approximation is not guesswork, not looseness, and not error. The process of approximation is as exact and correct at every point as that by which an absolute result is secured; the result only fails of exactness because of some inherent difficulty in the problem. The attempt to " square the circle" gives only an approximate result, because of the impossibility of expressing the circumference in terms of the radius. But the limits of error on either side are known, and the approximation has practical value. Outside of mathematics, the correct use of approximation ( and the kindred words approximate and approximately) is to express as near an approach to accuracy and certainty as the conditions of human thought or action in any given case make possible. Resemblance and similarity may be but superficial and apparent; approximation is real. Approach is a relative term, indicating that one has come nearer than before, tho the distance may yet be considerable; an approximation brings one really near. Nearness, neighborhood, and propinquity are commonly used of place; approximation, of mathematical calculations and abstract reasoning; we speak of approach to the shore, nearness to the town, approximation to the truth.
2. " Everything in life is a question of approximation. "Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It" , Yoritomo-Tashi.
3. " Approximation is also one of the stones by whose aid we construct the edifice of common sense. "Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It" , Yoritomo-Tashi.

### Quotes for approximation:

1. The first approximation in this future that we're looking at is that everyone will be physically well off. They will have a great abundance in material goods, and I think that will soften some of the conflicts we see now. - Ralph Merkle
2. We are looking at a future where to a first approximation, everyone is wealthy. - Ralph Merkle
3. If that enabled us to predict the succeeding situation with the same approximation, that is all we require, and we should say that the phenomenon had been predicted, that it is governed by the laws. - Henri Poincare

### Rhymes for approximation:

1. abbreviation, abomination, acceleration, accommodation, accreditation.
2. abdication, aberration, abrogation, acclimation, accusation, activation.