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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]
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approximate

1. Not exact, thereabouts, more or less, sort of, approximal Medtalk → Vox populi verb To make closer
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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If N with its usual order is augmented with uncountably many incomparable upper bounds, then it is easy to check that the resulting poset satisfies the condition in Proposition 8 and thus is a countably approximating poset.
Generalizing the relation [[much less than].sub.c] on points of L to the nonempty subsets of L, one obtains the concept of weakly generalized countably approximating posets.
If for each x [member of] L, [up arrow] x = [intersection]{[up arrow] F | F [member of] [omega](x)}, where [omega](x) = {F | F [member of] [P.sub.fin](L) and F [[much less than].sub.c] x}, then L is called a weakly generalized countably approximating poset.
A weakly generalized countably approximating poset (lattice) L with the condition that for each x [member of] L, [omega](x) is countably directed is called a generalized countably approximating poset (lattice) in 11].
Every GCD lattice is weakly generalized countably approximating.
So [up arrow] x = [intersection] {[up arrow] F | F [member of] [omega](x)}.By Definition 10, L is weakly generalized countably approximating.
(2) L is countably QC-approximating and weakly generalized countably approximating.
(2) [??] (1): suppose that L is countably QC-approximating and weakly generalized countably approximating. Then for each x [member of] L, by the weakly generalized countably approximating property of L, we have [up arrow] x = [intersection]{[up arrow] F | F [member of] [omega](x)}.
Then L is generalized countably approximating if and only if the lattice oc(L) is hypercontinuous.