Usage examples for approximation

  1. The theory being admitted, we can, by approximation, determine the comparative antiquity of the superlative degree. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. This thought took possession of the doctor's mind, and he imagined all sorts of ways of effecting some experimental approximation between Maurice and Euthymia. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  3. The approximation of the curves towards the east and south- east, Mr. Oldham believes to be partly real, and not due to imperfect information. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
  4. So far as my observations made in east Bengal and in various parts of the Gangetic delta afford a means of solving this question, this is a near approximation to the truth. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  5. Nay, this approximation goes so far as to make even the two sexes much less distinct than they are with us. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  6. Thus an approximation would be made to a steadiness and uniformity of price, which if attainable would conduce to the decided advantage of mercantile and mechanical operations. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. " The negro in some respects makes a slight approximation, ... – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  8. Wherefore he kept on beside it down the valley, along what he now saw was a well- defined and carefully constructed road, built of stone, cut to a nice approximation, along which the unwieldy procession made good time. – Palos of the Dog Star Pack by J. U. Giesy
  9. One must be content with an approximation to the truth. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  10. Even when it is solved it will be only a close approximation to the case of earth, moon, and sun, for these bodies are not spherical, and are not rigid. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  11. " Approximation is also one of the stones by whose aid we construct the edifice of common sense. – Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It by Yoritomo-Tashi
  12. Between the two an approximation to an exact result can be made. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  13. Six of the crew were on board, seated on the thwarts with their oars shipped, for Peter had insisted on a certain approximation to man of war manners and discipline for the evening, or at least until they got to the fishing ground. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  14. 1891- 1900 295 336 631 1901- 1910 252 206 458 Total 547 542 1, 089 It will be noticed that there is a curious approximation between the numbers in the two columns, and nearly half the legislative output of Parliament thus takes a form which is at any rate contrary to the spirit of the Act of Union. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  15. Like a gentleman, or a Christian, or any other ideal, it is but a poor approximation which is commonly attained. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  16. Before their money was exhausted, Poindexter and his associates lived in considerable state, and entertained the friends who came to see them according to the best usages of Eastern country life within, and their own mild approximation of Western life without. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  17. Complete data for this method are often not available; but in the early years of a field, before production curves are established, this method may serve for a rough approximation. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  18. The approximation will be enough. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  19. No approximation had been made towards reconciling absolutism with national liberty, persecution with toleration. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley