word approximation

word approximation

Neurology The use of a word similar in meaning–eg, heat for fever–to another; a feature of positive thought disorders
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The discrete source for producing artificial text is modelled as a stochastic process using a first-order word approximation (i.
We've been building up to this moment for months (well, really years,) as I've witnessed his struggles with even rudimentary speech go by the wayside as he's acquired ten, then 20, then 30 words and word approximations.
Johnny's IQ was in the 40's range of mental retardation; he was functionally nonverbal, yet exhibited a few word approximations.