approximant
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EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
From Latin approximans.
PronunciationEdit
NounEdit
approximant (plural approximants)
 (phonetics) a consonant sound made by slightly narrowing the vocal tract, while still allowing a smooth flow of air. Liquids and glides are approximants.
 (mathematics) An approximation to the solution of a function, series, etc.
Coordinate termsEdit
 (an approximation to the solution of a function, series, etc.): approximand, approximate, approximation
TranslationsEdit
consonant made by slightly narrowing the vocal tract


mathematics: approximation — see approximation