Approximation

Definition of Approximation

Ap`prox`i`ma´tion
n.1.The act of approximating; a drawing, advancing or being near; approach; also, the result of approximating.
The largest capacity and the most noble dispositions are but an approximation to the proper standard and true symmetry of human nature.
- I. Taylor.
2.An approach to a correct estimate, calculation, or conception, or to a given quantity, quality, etc.
3.(Math.) A continual approach or coming nearer to a result; as, to solve an equation by approximation.

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