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Definition 1: the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for approximation in the sense of this definition

(approximation is a kind of ...) the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)

"the joining of hands around the table" "there was a connection via the internet"

Definition 2: the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity) - [noun denoting attribute]

(approximation is a kind of ...) the quality of being similar

Definition 3: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where approximation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an estimate of what it would cost
  • a rough idea how long it would take

Synonyms for approximation in the sense of this definition

(approximation is a kind of ...) problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

(... is a kind of approximation ) estimation of the amount of lumber in a log

(... is a kind of approximation ) an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments

(... is a kind of approximation ) an estimate based on little or no information

(... is a kind of approximation ) an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing

(... is a kind of approximation ) a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high

(... is a kind of approximation ) an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value

Definition 4: an imprecise or incomplete account - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where approximation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events

(approximation is a kind of ...) an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint

"his version of the fight was different from mine"

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