Associations to the word «Approximation»

Wiktionary

APPROXIMATION, noun. The act, process or result of approximating.
APPROXIMATION, noun. (mathematics) An imprecise solution or result that is adequate for a defined purpose.
APPROXIMATION, noun. (medicine) The act of bringing together the edges of tissue to be sutured.
APPROXIMATION ALGORITHM, noun. (computing) A method of finding a nearly optimal solution to an optimization problem that cannot be solved exactly within a reasonable time.

Dictionary definition

APPROXIMATION, noun. An approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take".
APPROXIMATION, noun. The quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity).
APPROXIMATION, noun. An imprecise or incomplete account; "newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events".
APPROXIMATION, noun. The act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue.

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.