# approximation

## noun

ap·prox·i·ma·tion
ə-ˌpräk-sə-ˈmā-shən

1

**:**the act or process of drawing together

2

**:**the quality or state of being close or near

an approximation to the truth

an approximation of justice

3

**:**something that is approximate

especially

**:**a mathematical quantity that is close in value to but not the same as a desired quantityLove words? Need even more definitions?

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Merriam-Webster unabridged
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