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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.

ap·prox·i·ma·tion

(ă-prok'si-mā'shŭn)
In surgery, bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.
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2, for uninsulated wires with copper and aluminum cores, as well as wires (cables) with copper and aluminum cores (shells) having PVC, R and PET insulation, are approximately equal to 1.29 kA/[mm.sup.2] and 0.97 kA/[mm.sup.2], respectively.
These structures block light with wavelengths approximately equal to the diameter of the voids.
Hardness is shown in International Rubber Hardness degrees (IRHD) and these are approximately equal to Shore A hardness units.
As a result, the retrofit system's light output is approximately equal to that of the original.
Consider the widespread use of "=" for "approximately equal to," "approximates," "is similar to," and so forth.
The Dexcarb alloy series, first introduced in 1986, is created by the compatibilization of approximately equal amounts of polycarbonate and nylon 6 or 66 (see PT, Sept.
Thus, to measure ATPs of the A- and D-components of the artificial lightning current, shunts with these coefficients approximately equal to [S.sub.iA] [approximately equal to] 11.26 x [10.sup.3] A/V and [S.sub.iA] [approximately equal to] 25 x [10.sup.3] A/V are used.
All participants were white adults, and each group contained approximately equal numbers of men and women.
Numerical estimation by (3), (4) of the electrical potentials inside and outside the thunderstorm cloud under consideration at [q.sub.[SIGMA]] [approximately equal to] -55.6 C and [R.sub.0] [approximately equal to] 985 m indicates that in this case the required values are approximately equal by modulus to [[phi].sub.0] [approximately equal to] 759 MV and [[phi].sub.R] [approximately equal to] 506 MV.

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