Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun approximation

4 senses of approximation

Sense 1

estimate, estimation, approximation, idea -- (an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take")

=> calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning -- (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)

Sense 2

approximation -- (the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity))

=> similarity -- (the quality of being similar)

Sense 3

approximation -- (an imprecise or incomplete account; "newspapers gave only an approximation of the actual events")

=> version -- (an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint; "his version of the fight was different from mine")

Sense 4

approximation, bringing close together -- (the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue)

=> joining, connection, connexion -- (the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet")