A value or quantity that is nearly but not exactly correct
these figures are only approximations
A thing that is similar to something else, but is not exactly the same
the band smashed up their equipment in an approximation of rock star behavior
estimate: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)
an imprecise or incomplete account; "newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events"
the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue
(approximate) be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own"
(approximate) located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united"
An approximation is an inexact representation of something that is still close enough to be useful. Although approximation is most often applied to numbers, it is also frequently applied to such things as mathematical functions, shapes, and physical laws.
(approximate) To carry or advance near; to cause to approach; To come near to; to approach; To estimate; Approaching; proximate; nearly resembling; Near correctness; nearly exact; not perfectly accurate
(approximate) adj. almost correct or exact but not completely so
(Approximate) A level of accuracy that is inexact or incorrect. Unless a Tolerance is explicitly indicated, "approximate" can mean anything from "as accurate as possible with professional application of normal measuring technology" to "wild-ass-guess from pacing the area". ...
(Approximate) The air is even less restricted than a fricative, meaning the tongue is only shaping the mouth cavity to produce a sound. English /l/, /r/, /w/, and /y/ are approximates. ...
(approximate) The approximated moisture storage function is given by an analytic curve that is made to pass through the moisture contents for 0%, 80% and 100% RH. ...
(Approximated) closed tissue surfaces
A process for generating estimated functional values at arbitrary locations beginning with a set of known functional values. At the known values, the approximated values need not equal the known values. This distinguishes an approximation from an interpolation.
One small step, in a series of progressive steps that lead to the target behaviour.
A mathematical quantity that estimates a desired quantity.