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approximation

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/əˌprɒksɪˈmeɪʃən/
a figure that is close to a particular number or time but not exactly that number or time: Sales-tax receipts provide an approximation of retail sales.
something that is similar to another thing but not exactly the same: approximation to sth A closer approximation to the truth is that he started out as a genuine entrepreneur.
Translations of “approximation”
in Korean 접근, 근사…
in Arabic تَقريبيّة…
in Portuguese aproximação, estimativa, avaliação…
in Catalan aproximació…
in Japanese 概算, およその量…
in Italian approssimazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗略估計, 近似值…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗略估计, 近似值:…
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