how to pronounce approximation


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approximation is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of approximation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… error term in the approximation is at …”

meanings of approximation


  1. The act of bringing together the edges of tissue to be sutured.
  2. An imprecise solution or result that is adequate for a defined purpose.
  3. The act, process or result of approximating.

approximation frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word approximation occurs in english on average 3.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics approximation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that approximation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to approximation


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