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ap•prox•i•mant



Pronunciation: (u-prok'su-munt), [key]
n. Phonet.
1. an articulation in which one articulator is close to another, but not sufficiently so to form a stop or a fricative.
2. a sound characterized by such an articulation, as (w), (y), (r), (l), or a vowel.

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