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Definitions of 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
    Example: "Newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events"
  • noun:   an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

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