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approximation
American English: /əˌprɑksəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /əˌprɒksɪˈmeɪʃn/

Translation of approximation in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (rough calculation)
    Example sentences
    • To compare behavioral responses among regions, we used Kruskal-Wallis tests, which use chisquare approximations.
    • Most of the work in quantum mechanics was in the Galilean (or non-relativistic) approximation.
    • Their derivations will extend to cover the present cases, given the same approximations made above.
  • 2 (rough equivalent)approximation of or to somethingat best it's an approximation to the truth
    como mucho podría decirse que se acerca a la verdad
    a good approximation of a Tennessee accent
    una buena imitación del acento de Tennessee
    Example sentences
    • User's attitudes also had to be examined in order to assess whether the approximations in the animation were satisfactory.
    • Most pocket cameras have a separate viewfinder: what you see is an approximation of what the lens is seeing.
    • Previously published methods for deriving Q have used eigen-decomposition of an approximation to P (t).
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