approximation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “approximation” in the English Dictionary

"approximation" in British English

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approximationnoun [C]

uk   /əˌprɒk.sɪˈmeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌprɑːk-/ formal
a ​guess of a ​number that is not ​exact but that is ​close: Could you give me a rough approximation of how many ​people will be coming? What he said ​bore no approximation ​whatsoever to the ​truth (= was not at all like the ​truth).
(Definition of approximation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"approximation" in Business English

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approximationnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /əˌprɒksɪˈmeɪʃən/
a ​figure that is ​close to a particular ​number or ​time but not exactly that ​number or ​time: Sales-tax ​receiptsprovide an approximation ofretailsales.
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.
(Definition of approximation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “approximation”
in Arabic تَقريبيّة…
in Korean 접근, 근사…
in Portuguese aproximação, estimativa, avaliação…
in Catalan aproximació…
in Japanese 概算, およその量…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗略估计, 近似值:…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗略估計, 近似值…
in Italian approssimazione…
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