# approximation

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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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Suppose that the Successive Approximation Method (3) is convergent.
The distinctive features of our framework consist in (i) using the boundary element method with real values; (ii) applying the successive approximation method for solving the integral equation of the velocity potential; and (iii) using the Lagrange interpolation formula through five points for calculating the derivatives of the velocity potential.
Yamada [12]) which guarantee the convergence in the quadratic mean of successive approximation to the solution.
But, according to Kitcher, almost everywhere else progress is not a matter of successive approximation to the truth.
Still, computer calculations using successive approximation can introduce gross inaccuracies and unexpected results because the method focuses on the guessed solution.
The sensor IC does this 16 times and we end up with a successive approximation of the external capacitor value based upon the known internal capacitance value, and of course the known currents.
Analog-to-digital conversion is performed by external successive approximation 12-bit A/D converter MCP3202 with on-board sample and hold circuitry.
Koen says that Picasso's early sketches for his famous painting "Guernica" is "absolutely identical to what the engineer is doing--getting to the goal by successive approximation.
The MCP330X devices are successive approximation 13-bit serial A/D converters with on-board sample and hold circuitry.
Successive Approximation A type of ADC in which the input signal is compared to the output of a DAC.
Up to 16-channel 12-bit resolution successive approximation analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
Designed for diagnostic control of tunable laser optical module applications as well as data acquisition and instrumentation, the ADuCM310 is a multidie stack, on-chip system that integrates a 16-bit (14-bit accurate) multichannel successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC), an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, eight voltage output digital-to-analog converters (VDACs), six current output DACs, and flash/EE memory.

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