Meaning of APPROXIMATION in English

APPROXIMATION

— approximative , adj.

/euh prok'seuh may"sheuhn/ , n.

1. a guess or estimate: Ninety-three million miles is an approximation of the distance of the earth from the sun.

2. nearness in space, position, degree, or relation; proximity; closeness.

3. Math. , Physics. a result that is not necessarily exact, but is within the limits of accuracy required for a given purpose.

[ 1400-50; late ME approximacioun ( approximation-, s. of approximatio. See APPROXIMATE, -ION ]

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