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English noun: approximation

1. approximation (cognition) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth


SamplesAn estimate of what it would cost.
A rough idea how long it would take.


Synonymsestimate, estimation, idea


Broader (hypernym)calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning


Narrower (hyponym)credit, credit rating, dead reckoning, guess, guessing, guesstimate, guesswork, guestimate, overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning, scalage, shot, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning

2. approximation (attribute) the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)


Broader (hypernym)similarity

3. approximation (communication) an imprecise or incomplete account


SamplesNewspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events.


Broader (hypernym)version

4. approximation (act) the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue


Synonymsbringing close together


Broader (hypernym)connection, connexion, joining









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