Meaning of APPROXIMATION in English

APPROXIMATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˌpräk-sə-ˈmā-shən ]

noun

Date: 15th century

1. : the act or process of drawing together

2. : the quality or state of being close or near

an approximation to the truth

an approximation of justice

3. : something that is approximate ; especially : a mathematical quantity that is close in value to but not the same as a desired quantity

• ap·prox·i·ma·tive -ˈpräk-sə-ˌmā-tiv adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.