# approximation

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Related to approximation: joint approximation, Approximation algorithms

## 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.

Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

Link to this page: