# Synonyms of '**approximation**'

## noun

1 likenessDictionary, approach, correspondenceThat's a fair approximation of the way the next boss will be chosen.

2 guessDictionary, estimate, conjectureThat's an approximation, but my guess is there'll be a reasonable balance.

rough idea

rough calculation

ballpark figure (informal)

ballpark estimate (informal)

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## Additional synonyms

conjecture

A conjecture is a conclusion that is based on information that is not certain or complete.

Your assertion is merely a conjecture, not a fact.

theorizing

shot in the dark

guesstimate (informal)

## Nearby words of 'approximation'

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**approximation**from the Collins English Thesaurus
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Dictionary definition

An approximation is a fact , object, or description which is similar to something else, but which is not exactly the same.