from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A speech sound, such as a glide or liquid, produced by narrowing but not blocking the vocal tract, as by placing an articulator, such as the tongue, near another part of the vocal tract.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a consonant sound made by slightly narrowing the vocal tract, while still allowing a smooth flow of air. Liquids and glides are approximants.
- n. An approximation to the solution of a function, series, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Approaching in character; approximating.
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