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  • n. Plural form of approximation.


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  • Now they begin to formulate their own “first words” by making word approximations like ba for ball or da for dog.

    Mothering Twins

  • Examples of AAC include word approximations, gestures, signs, communication boards with pictures and speech-generating computers.

    Penn State Live

  • This language production is characterized by the use of words or phrases without precise meaning (word approximations), the use of nonsense words (neologisms) or real words with private meanings (out-of-class semantic paraphasias), driveling speech in which the syntax appears intact but the meaning (content) of the speech is lost, and responses that are nonsequitive or vague and beside the point (tangential).

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • It means building a skill one tiny step at a time, and cheering the person on for the "approximations" that gradually grow closer to the goal.

    The Teacher

  • Which makes the next answer easy: Humanity, that is, us, learning, through experimental trial and error, to balance our interests in institutions embodying (hopefully) steadily higher and richer "approximations" of Justice.

    In the Libertarian Labyrinth

  • Mr. London argues that It may come simply down to the abhorrence of a fixed moral code that enrages atheists who would rather live under "approximations" of morality that change with time.

    Political Vindication

  • Phoenician-derived alphabets adopted the strategy of representing not the things or ideas that words referred to, but rather the key sounds, or at least close approximations of sounds, made by people as they uttered these words.

    The English Is Coming!

  • The show reports that the part-time model and actress has over 500 dolls she says this number includes action figures and other approximations she's collected over the past 10 years.

    Marilyn Mansfield Shows Off Her 500 Dolls on My Collection Obsession

  • Also, there's no perfect communication and understanding between man and animal: instead, it's all struggle and approximations and failures, as you might expect between two different species.

    April 22nd, 2009

  • Like artists everywhere, we exist by successive approximations of fail better.

    The Search For Mount Snuffleupagus


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