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- n. The study of approximation techniques for solving mathematical problems, taking into account the extent of possible errors.
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- n. The study of algorithms to solve mathematical problems concerning continuous sets of values (such as the real numbers, complex numbers or vector spaces).
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- n. (mathematics) the branch of mathematics that studies algorithms for approximating solutions to problems in the infinitesimal calculus
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