Definition of 'approximation'
Example sentences containing 'approximation'
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It is surely a good approximation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Note when the current yield is a good approximation of the yield to maturity. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)You can also make a fair approximation of both its juice and zest by mixing sweet orange with lemon or lime. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This may be a fair approximation in periods of price stability such as the 1960s. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)This is a close approximation, a cheat recipe but tasty and extremely filling. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The most consistent finding of modern science is that the existence of human beings is, to a rough approximation, impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'approximation'
British English: approximation NOUN
An approximation is a fact, object, or description which is similar to something else, but which is not exactly the same.
That is a fair approximation of the way in which the next boss is being chosen.
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