# Definitions and Synonyms of *approximation* | Another word for *approximation* | What is *approximation? *

*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)

*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

*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

*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

*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

*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

*approximation*) an estimate based on little or no information

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

*approximation*) an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing

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

*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

*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

*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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