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Synonyms for approximation
əˌprɒk səˈmeɪ ʃənap·prox·i·ma·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. approximation

    In mathematics, approximation is not guesswork, not looseness, and not error. The process of approximation is as exact and correct at every point as that by which an absolute result is secured; the result only fails of exactness because of some inherent difficulty in the problem. The attempt to "square the circle" gives only an approximate result, because of the impossibility of expressing the circumference in terms of the radius. But the limits of error on either side are known, and the approximation has practical value. Outside of mathematics, the correct use of approximation (and the kindred words approximate and approximately) is to express as near an approach to accuracy and certainty as the conditions of human thought or action in any given case make possible. Resemblance and similarity may be but superficial and apparent; approximation is real. Approach is a relative term, indicating that one has come nearer than before, tho the distance may yet be considerable; an approximation brings one really near. Nearness, neighborhood, and propinquity are commonly used of place; approximation, of mathematical calculations and abstract reasoning; we speak of approach to the shore, nearness to the town, approximation to the truth.

    Synonyms:
    approach, contiguity, likeness, nearness, neighborhood, propinquity, resemblance, similarity

    Antonyms:
    difference, distance, error, remoteness, unlikeness, variation

    Preposition:
    The approximation of the vegetable to the animal type.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. estimate, estimation, approximation, ideanoun

    an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

    "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"

    Synonyms:
    theme, idea, appraisal, estimate, musical theme, bringing close together, estimation, melodic theme, mind, thought

  2. approximationnoun

    the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

    Synonyms:
    estimation, idea, bringing close together, estimate

  3. approximationnoun

    an imprecise or incomplete account

    "newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events"

    Synonyms:
    estimation, idea, bringing close together, estimate

  4. approximation, bringing close togethernoun

    the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue

    Synonyms:
    estimation, idea, bringing close together, estimate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. approximationnoun

    Synonyms:
    approach

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How to use approximation in a sentence?

  1. John von Neumann:

    I think that it is a relatively good approximation to truth — which is much too complicated to allow anything but approximations — that mathematical ideas originate in empirics. But, once they are conceived, the subject begins to live a peculiar life of its own and is ... governed by almost entirely aesthetical motivations. In other words, at a great distance from its empirical source, or after much "abstract" inbreeding, a mathematical subject is in danger of degeneration. Whenever this stage is reached the only remedy seems to me to be the rejuvenating return to the source: the reinjection of more or less directly empirical ideas.

  2. Aristotle:

    It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

  3. Anis Aouini:

    This project that is planned for India consisting of 50 Saphonians producing 20 kilowatts of power, a total of one mega watt, will be a wind farm. This power produced in south India, could meet the demands of a small village of 1000 houses even if the energy will be directly injected to the general Indian electricity network. But it's an approximation to ease the understanding for viewers: it's about 1000 houses in India.

  4. Charles Lamb:

    A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.

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