Meaning of APPROXIMATION in English

APPROXIMATION

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

close

With individual voices chosen from the sound-card a reasonably close approximation to the a performance can be produced.

A close approximation to these conditions has been attained by Mandelkern, who annealed a linear polyethylene for 40 days.

You only need to type in a close approximation of the word and leave it to the spell-checker to sort out.

crude

Although it is sometimes simulated by looking through a peephole, this gives only a crude approximation of the condition.

Even at best this is a rather crude approximation .

good

This is a good first approximation of the concept of the transnational capitalist class that I want to develop.

This recipe is a good approximation and a whole lot easier to accomplish.

A number of backing off formulae are possible which aim to provide the best approximations to the probability of the transitions.

reasonable

There are reasonable approximations of bicarbonate and alkali secretion for each subject on separate occasions.

In the absence of such precision, reasonable approximations may be considered.

Therefore, as a reasonable approximation , you can neglect the extra oxygen that plants consume at night.

Some of the errors introduced will cancel one another out and the answer we get will still be a reasonable approximation .

This is acceptable only if it can be demonstrated that the method gives a reasonable approximation of the actual cost.

rough

For a long time, this was sufficient justification for Friedmann's assumption - as a rough approximation to the real universe.

But as a very rough approximation , avoiding pain and courting pleasure is indeed the way we act.

Neither could these illustrations just be rough approximations of the finished articles.

However, by making some assumptions, a rough approximation of public expenditure saving can be reached.

■ VERB

make

Cowan makes a number of approximations in order to make his theory manageable.

The way in which one would normally try to compute the behaviour of such a world would be to make some approximation .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Five thousand dollars seems to be a reasonable approximation of the actual cost.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Although it is sometimes simulated by looking through a peephole, this gives only a crude approximation of the condition.

As with the others, it was complicated by numerous irregularities, approximations, and ornate embellishments in the park.

For a long time, this was sufficient justification for Friedmann's assumption - as a rough approximation to the real universe.

If the first shape is a series of rough-hewed approximations, the second is a shiny patchwork of beautifully stitched leather cut-outs.

The way in which one would normally try to compute the behaviour of such a world would be to make some approximation .

There are reasonable approximations of bicarbonate and alkali secretion for each subject on separate occasions.

We live in a system of approximations.

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