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approximation

noun [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).
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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