Definition for AP-PROX-I-MA'TION


  1. Approach; a drawing, moving or advancing near. – Hale.
  2. In arithmetic and algebra, a continual approach or coming nearer and nearer to a root or other quantity, without being able perhaps ever to arrive at it. – Encyc. Johnson.
  3. In medicine, communication of disease by contact. – Coxe.
  4. A mode of cure by transplanting a disease into an animal or vegetable by immediate contact. – Coxe.

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