Approximation vs Underapproximation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between approximation and underapproximation

is that approximation is the act, process or result of approximating while underapproximation is an approximation that is lower than the true value.

approximation

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act, process or result of approximating.
  • (mathematics) An imprecise solution or result that is adequate for a defined purpose.
  • (medicine) The act of bringing together the edges of tissue to be sutured.
  • Derived terms

    * approximation problem * approximation property * approximation theory

    See also

    * interpolation ----

    underapproximation

    English

    Alternative forms

    *under-approximation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An approximation that is lower than the true value.
  • Antonyms

    * overapproximation