What does the word approximation mean?

Usage examples for approximation

  1. Till recently most dialect on the stage has been at best a mere popular approximation to real usage. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  2. We have not been able to rival it, nor has there been any near approximation to it in the other rebel armies. – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge
  3. Dean Kinley thinks, properly enough, that he has a sufficiently close approximation to the volume of checks, for the reporting banks, but what the checks were drawn for he does not undertake to say. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

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