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

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