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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ap·prox·i·ma·tion

(ă-prok'si-mā'shŭn),
In surgery, bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ap·prox·i·ma·tion

(ă-prok'si-mā'shŭn)
In surgery, bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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However, it should be noted that there are three case markers which sometimes can be attached to a conjoined phrase: approximative, instrumental and recessive (see 3.2).
Female executors use more approximative adjectives in their speech than men and to emphasize on their speech use more exclamatory words than males and even use questioned and affirmative sentences in exclamatory tone, and also use more tag questions to get the audiences' confirmation.
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As though the latter is a central moment of the power delay profile, a simple direct recipe, though further approximative, would extract the wideband [[tau].sub.rms] as a weighted average of the narrowband [[tau].sub.rms] values utilising as weighting function the energy spectral density of the signal transmitted, whereupon the derived frequency variation of [[tau].sub.rms] would as well be of direct applicability.
+La difference, c'est qu'aujourd'hui, on peut le dire meme de facon approximative, en se basant sur des deductions, des supputations, des extrapolations...
Approximative version: "T2 corresponds to the previous statement [T.sub.1], if [T.sub.2]entails (possibly together with another premises) [T'.sub.1]which is in a way "approximation (precise explanation is not given by the followers of this conception) of [T.sub.1'] (20) (accepted by Schaffner and, even though from another point of view, by Karl R.
Quoique le texte d'Elephant Wake soit principalement ecrit en anglais, cette piece appartient indeniablement au repertoire franco-canadien par sa thematique, par son usage mixte de codes, dont les jalons de culture traditionnels sont presentes en francais, ainsi que par sa maitrise approximative des deux codes langagiers.
The composite materials were polymerized in open space at a temperature of approximative 22-25[degrees]C, for 24 hours.
"Mundurucu is a language with only approximative numbers," Pierre Pica of the National Centre for Scientific Research in France told BBC News.