"approximation" Definition

  1. n. The act of approximating; a drawing, advancing or being near; approach; also, the result of approximating.
  2. n. An approach to a correct estimate, calculation, or conception, or to a given quantity, quality, etc.
  3. n. A continual approach or coming nearer to a result; as, to solve an equation by approximation.
  4. n. A value that is nearly but not exactly correct.

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Position in dictionary: 5764 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "approximation": 1
Words that end with "approximation": 1
Words that contain "approximation": 1
Next words in dictionary: approximative, approximator, appui, appulse, appulsion
Previous words in dictionary: approximating, approximately, approximated, approximate, approving

English Dictionary Definition of approximation

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