# Synonyms of approximation

Synonym relevance

## approximation

### noun

1 likenessDictionary • That's a fair approximation of the way the next boss will be chosen.

likeness • These stories have a startling likeness to one another.

approach • the nearest approach to an apology we have so far heard

resemblance • There was a remarkable resemblance between them.

semblance • They had nursed Peter back to some semblance of health.

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

guess • He took her pulse and made a guess at her blood pressure.

estimate • This figure is five times the original estimate.

conjecture • Your assertion is merely a conjecture, not a fact.

estimation • estimations of pre-tax profits of £12.5 million

guesswork • He bases his claim on a few facts and a lot of guesswork.

rough idea

rough calculation

ballpark figure (informal)

ballpark estimate (informal)

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## Additional synonyms

approach

• the nearest approach to an apology we have so far heard

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.

guess,

theory,

fancy,

notion,

speculation,

assumption,

hypothesis,

inference,

presumption,

surmise,

theorizing,

guesswork,

supposition,

shot in the dark,

guesstimate (informal)

theory,

fancy,

notion,

speculation,

assumption,

hypothesis,

inference,

presumption,

surmise,

theorizing,

guesswork,

supposition,

shot in the dark,

guesstimate (informal)

estimate

An estimate is an approximate calculation of a quantity or value. • This figure is five times the original estimate.

approximate calculation,

guess,

reckoning,

assessment,

judgment,

evaluation,

valuation,

appraisal,

educated guess,

guesstimate (informal),

rough calculation,

ballpark figure (informal),

approximate cost,

approximate price,

appraisement

guess,

reckoning,

assessment,

judgment,

evaluation,

valuation,

appraisal,

educated guess,

guesstimate (informal),

rough calculation,

ballpark figure (informal),

approximate cost,

approximate price,

appraisement

## Source

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**approximation**from theDictionary definition

the process or result of making a rough calculation, estimate, or guess

## Nearby words of 'approximation'

- approximate
- approximate to
- approximately
- approximation
- appurtenances
- apron
- apropos

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