approximant definition

  • noun:
    • A speech noise, particularly a glide or liquid, from narrowing although not preventing the singing region, as by putting an articulator, such as the tongue, near another area of the vocal area.
    • a consonant noise created by a little narrowing the vocal region, while nevertheless permitting a smooth flow of air. Liquids and glides tend to be approximants.
    • An approximation into the answer of a function, show, etc.
  • others:
    • Approaching in personality; approximating.

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