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approximation

 [ah-prok″sĭ-ma´shun]
1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.
2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.
successive approximation shaping.

ap·prox·i·ma·tion

(ă-prok'si-mā'shŭn),
In surgery, bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.

approximation

/ap·prox·i·ma·tion/ (ah-prok″sĭ-ma´shun)
1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.
2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.

ap·prox·i·ma·tion

(ă-prok'si-mā'shŭn)
In surgery, bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.

approximation

surgical apposition of wound edges in preparation for suture insertion

approximation,

n a massage technique in which muscle fibers are pressed together along the direction of the fibers in order to relieve cramping.

approximation

1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.
2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.

normal approximation
approximation of the actual distribution of a variable by a normal distribution.
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