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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·prox·i·ma·tion /əˌprɑksəˈmeʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ap·prox·i·ma·tion /əˌprɑksəˈmeʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·prox·i·ma·tion n.
 1. The act of approximating; a drawing, advancing or being near; approach; also, the result of approximating.
    The largest capacity and the most noble dispositions are but an approximation to the proper standard and true symmetry of human nature.   --I. Taylor.
 2. An approach to a correct estimate, calculation, or conception, or to a given quantity, quality, etc.
 3. Math. (a) A continual approach or coming nearer to a result; as, to solve an equation by approximation. (b) A value that is nearly but not exactly correct.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;
           "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how
           long it would take" [syn: estimate, estimation, idea]
      2: the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in
      3: an imprecise or incomplete account; "newspapers gave only an
         approximation of the actual events"
      4: the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the
         cut edges of tissue [syn: bringing close together]