Meaning of APPROXIMATION in English


əˌpräksəˈmāshən noun

( -s )

1. : the action of coming or bringing near or close together

effectively prevents approximation of viable parietal and visceral tissues — Surgical Forum

2. : the state of being near

an approximation to the truth

: an approach especially to a correct estimate, calculation, or conception or to a given quantity or quality

to deal with crude approximations and somewhat meaningless generalities — W.A.Noyes

3. mathematics

a. : a continual approach to a correct result

solve an equation by successive approximation

b. : a value that is nearly but not exactly correct

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.