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approximate

[ə′präk·sə·mət (adjective) or ə′präk·sə‚māt (verb)]
(mathematics)
To obtain a result that is not exact but is near enough to the correct result for some specified purpose.
To obtain a series of results approaching the correct result.
(science and technology)
Close to the correct value. Abbreviated approx.
To be close to.
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Because the approximate entropy method does not depend on any assumptions about the process involved in generating a sequence of numbers, it can be applied to biological and medical data and to physical measurements, such as the number of alpha particles emitted by a radioactive nucleus in specified time intervals, as readily as to the digits of irrational numbers.
Clearly, the simplified procedures involved in the calculation of approximate q represent a compromise between analytical precision and computational effort.
Formulated by Lund, Szegedy, Rajeev Motwani of Stanford University, and Sanjeev Arora and Madhu Sudan, both students at Berkeley, the latest result proves that for a significant group of such hard optimization problems, one cannot guarantee finding even an approximate answer within a reasonable time.
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