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From Latin approximans.

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approximant (plural approximants)

  1. (phonetics) a consonant sound made by slightly narrowing the vocal tract, while still allowing a smooth flow of air. Liquids and glides are approximants.
  2. (mathematics) An approximation to the solution of a function, series, etc.

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approximant

  1. present participle of approximer

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