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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. approximation: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. approximation: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. approximation: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. approximation: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. approximation: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. approximation: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Approximation, approximation: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. approximation: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. approximation: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. approximation: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. approximation: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. approximation: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Approximation, approximation: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. approximation: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. approximation: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Approximation: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Approximation: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. approximation: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. approximation: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. Approximation: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. approximation: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. approximation: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. approximation: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. approximation: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. approximation: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. approximation: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. approximation: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. approximation: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. approximation: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. approximation: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. approximation: PlanetMath Encyclopedia [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (approximation)

noun:  the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue
noun:  the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)
noun:  an imprecise or incomplete account ("Newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events")
noun:  an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

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Phrases that include approximation:   approximation property, born-oppenheimer approximation, normal approximation, to a first approximation, approximation ratio, more...

Words similar to approximation:   approximative, estimate, estimation, idea, bringing close together, more...

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