|1.||the process or result of making a rough calculation, estimate, or guess: he based his conclusion on his own approximation of the fuel consumption|
|2.||an imprecise or unreliable record or version: an approximation of what really happened|
|3.||maths an inexact number, relationship, or theory that is sufficiently accurate for a specific purpose|
|a. an estimate of the value of some quantity to a desired degree of accuracy|
|b. an expression in simpler terms than a given expression which approximates to it|
approximation ap·prox·i·ma·tion (ə-prŏk'sə-mā'shən)
Bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.