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ap·prox·i·mate

(ă-prok'si-māt), To bring close together. In dentistry:
1. Proximate, denoting the contact surfaces, either mesial or distal, of two adjacent teeth.
2. Close together; denoting the teeth in the human jaw, as distinguished from the separated teeth in certain lower animals.
[L. ad, to, + proximus, nearest]

approximate

1. Not exact, thereabouts, more or less, sort of, approximal Medtalk → Vox populi verb To make closer

ap·prox·i·mate

(ă-proksi-māt)
1. dentistry To bring close together.
2. (ă-proksi-măt) Proximate, denoting the contact surfaces, either mesial or distal, of two adjacent teeth.
3. Close together; denoting the teeth in the human jaw, as distinguished from the separated teeth in certain of the lower animals.
[L. ad, to, + proximus, nearest]

ap·prox·i·mate

(ă-proksi-măt)
1. Proximate, denoting the contact surfaces, either mesial or distal, of two adjacent teeth.
2. Close together; denoting the teeth in the human jaw, as distinguished from the separated teeth in certain lower animals.
[L. ad, to, + proximus, nearest]
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Caption: FIGURE 8: Approximated pollutant concentrations when the second zonal removal mechanism system is activated.
Caption: FIGURE 9: Approximated pollutant concentrations when the third zonal removal mechanism system is activated.
Caption: FIGURE 10: Comparison of approximated pollutant concentrations along the northern part, C(x, y, t), for all 0 [less than or equal to] x [less than or equal to] 2000 m and y = 1200 m and 0 [less than or equal to] t [less than or equal to] 100 min, when the first, second, and third zonal removal mechanism systems are activated.
Caption: FIGURE 11: Comparison of approximated pollutant concentrations Along the middle part, C(x, y, i), for all 0 [less than or equal to] x [less than or equal to] 2000 m, y = 1000 m, and 0 [less than or equal to] t [less than or equal to] 100 min, when the first, second, and third zonal removal mechanism systems are activated.
Caption: FIGURE 12: Comparison of approximated pollutant concentrations along the southern part, C(x, i), for all 0 [less than or equal to] x [less than or equal to] 2000 m, y = 800 m, and 0 [less than or equal to] t [less than or equal to] 100 min, when the first, second, and third zonal removal mechanism systems are activated.
Caption: FIGURE 13: The approximated pollutant concentrations over 5 monitoring nodes, when the eastern exit gate is opened on 0-100 min, 33-100 min, and 66-100 min.
Caption: FIGURE 14: The approximated pollutant concentrations over the eastern exit gate is opened on 0-100 min, 33-100 min, and 66-100 min, when C(x, y, t) for all 800 [less than or equal to] 7 [less than or equal to] 1200 m and x = 2000 m.
Caption: FIGURE 15: The overall approximated pollutant concentrations when the eastern exit gate is opened on the period 0-100 min.
Caption: FIGURE 16: The overall approximated pollutant concentrations when the eastern exit gate is opened on the period 33-100 min.
TABLE 1: Performance evaluation using approximated LFE contours.

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