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  Definition of Approximation
  1. the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue
  2. the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)
  3. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
  4. an imprecise or incomplete account; "newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events"
Similar Words: bringing close together, estimate, estimation, idea

 

Hyponyms: guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning, guesstimate, guestimate, overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning

 

Derivational Morphology: estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge

 

 
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