Definition of Approximation. Meaning of Approximation. Synonyms of Approximation

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Definition of Approximation

Approximation
Approximation Ap*prox`i*ma"tion n. [Cf. F. approximation, LL. approximatio.] 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.

Meaning of Approximation from wikipedia

- An approximation is anything that is intentionally similar but not exactly equal to something else. The word approximation is derived from Latin approximatus...
- In geometric optics, the paraxial approximation is a small-angle approximation used in Gaussian optics and ray tracing of light through an optical system...
- mathematics, Stirling's approximation (or Stirling's formula) is an approximation for factorials. It is a good approximation, leading to accurate results...
- quantitative disciplines, orders of approximation refer to formal or informal expressions for how accurate an approximation is. In formal expressions, the...
- The approximation error in some data is the discrepancy between an exact value and some approximation to it. An approximation error can occur because:...
- In general, a function approximation problem asks us to select a function among a well-defined cl****[clarification needed] that closely matches ("approximates")...
- Boussinesq approximation may refer to several modelling concepts – as introduced by Joseph Valentin Boussinesq (1842–1929), a French mathematician and...
- approximation may refer to: Diophantine approximation, the approximation of real numbers by rational numbers. Padé approximation, the approximation of...
- The small-angle approximation is a useful simplification of the basic trigonometric functions which is approximately true in the limit where the angle...
- scattering theory and in particular in quantum mechanics, the Born approximation consists of taking the incident field in place of the total field as...
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