Meaning of APPROXIMATION in English

APPROXIMATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ əprɒksɪmeɪʃ(ə)n ]

( approximations)

1.

An approximation is a fact, object, or description which is similar to something else, but which is not exactly the same.

That is a fair approximation of the way in which the next boss is being chosen.

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2.

An approximation is a number, calculation, or position that is close to a correct number, time, or position, but is not exact.

Clearly that’s an approximation, but my guess is there’ll be a reasonable balance.

= estimate

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