### What is another word for **approximation**?

# Synonyms for approximation

əˌprɒk səˈmeɪ ʃənap·prox·i·ma·tion

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### English Synonyms and Antonyms

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

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, thoughtapproximationnoun

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

**Synonyms:**

estimation, idea, bringing close together, estimateapproximationnoun

an imprecise or incomplete account

"newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events"

**Synonyms:**

estimation, idea, bringing close together, estimateapproximation, bringing close togethernoun

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

**Synonyms:**

estimation, idea, bringing close together, estimate

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### Dictionary of English Synonymes

approximationnoun

**Synonyms:**

approach

### PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases for "approximation":

rapprochement, reconciliation, proxy, harmonisation, alignment, convergence, reconciliations, harmonization, reconciling, matching, approach, closeness

### Words popularity by usage frequency

ranking | word | |
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#991 | thought | |

#1074 | mind | |

#1234 | idea | |

#1266 | approach | |

#2168 | theme | |

#2311 | matching | |

#3186 | neighborhood | |

#3432 | estimate | |

#5837 | proxy | |

#7668 | alignment | |

#7932 | appraisal | |

#8965 | estimation | |

#9285 | convergence | |

#10168 | similarity | |

#11834 | reconciliation | |

#11955 | approximation | |

#25520 | resemblance | |

#28853 | likeness | |

#33986 | harmonization | |

#39155 | closeness | |

#39210 | reconciling | |

#39515 | harmonisation | |

#70830 | reconciliations | |

#78566 | nearness | |

#87789 | rapprochement | |

#113931 | contiguity | |

#310058 | propinquity |

### How to use approximation in a sentence?

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.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.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.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.All exact science is dominated by the idea of

**approximation.**

## Translations for **approximation**

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- تقريبArabic
- приближениеBulgarian
- přiblíženíCzech
- εκτίμηση, προσέγγισηGreek
- aproximaciónSpanish
- lähestyminen, likiarvo, approksimaatio, arvioiminenFinnish
- approximation, rapprochementFrench
- közelítésHungarian
- nálgunIcelandic
- approssimazioneItalian
- benadering, schatten, schatting, benaderenDutch
- aproximație, aproximareRomanian
- приближе́ние, аппроксима́цияRussian
- 近似Chinese

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