What is approach?

  • (noun): A relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green.
    Example: "He lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
    Synonyms: approach shot
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on approach:

The Nature Conservancy - Approach
... The Nature Conservancy takes a scientific approach to conservation, selecting the areas it seeks to preserve based on analysis of what is needed to ensure the preservation of the ...
Katowice International Airport - Accidents and Incidents
737-800 chartered by the UN destroyed dozens of approach and landing lights whilst making a low approach ... No passengers were injured, but the approach lights were out of service for three weeks ...
Bee Learning And Communication - Timing in Color Learning
... the color beneath a rewarded dish at different stages of the honey bee feeding process during approach, feeding and departure ... of this experiment revealed that bees register color during both the approach and feeding stages of the exposure process ... is present for about three seconds during the approach and two seconds after landing and beginning to feed ...
Event Management Budget
... One approach is telling you on mathematical models, and the other on people ... The companies that adhere to this approach have their managers develop their own budgets ... would say that they do both, in reality the investment of time and money falls squarely in one approach or the other ...
Management Consulting - Approaches
... along a continuum, with an 'expert' or prescriptive approach at one end, and a facilitative approach at the other ... In the expert approach, the consultant takes the role of expert, and provides expert advice or assistance to the client, with, compared to the facilitative approach, less input from, and fewer ... With a facilitative approach, the consultant focuses less on specific or technical expert knowledge, and more on the process of consultation itself ...

More definitions of "approach":

  • (noun): The temporal property of becoming nearer in time.
    Example: "The approach of winter"
    Synonyms: approaching, coming
  • (verb): Make advances to someone, usually with a proposal or suggestion.
    Example: "I was approached by the President to serve as his adviser in foreign matters"
  • (noun): The act of drawing spatially closer to something.
    Example: "The hunter's approach scattered the geese"
    Synonyms: approaching, coming
  • (verb): Come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character.
    Example: "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
    Synonyms: border on
  • (noun): A tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others.
    Synonyms: overture, advance, feeler
  • (verb): Come near in time.
    Synonyms: come near
  • (noun): The event of one object coming closer to another.
    Synonyms: approaching
  • (verb): Begin to deal with.
    Example: "Approach a task"; "approach a new project"
    Synonyms: set about, go about
  • (noun): A close approximation.
    Example: "The nearest approach to genius"
  • (noun): A way of entering or leaving.
    Synonyms: access
  • (noun): Ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation.
    Example: "His approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"
    Synonyms: attack, plan of attack

Famous quotes containing the word approach:

    I have watched ... many literary fashions shoot up and blossom, and then fade and drop.... Yet with the many that I have seen come and go, I have never yet encountered a mode of thinking that regarded itself as simply a changing fashion, and not as an infallible approach to the right culture.
    Ellen Glasgow (1873–1945)

    The white man regards the universe as a gigantic machine hurtling through time and space to its final destruction: individuals in it are but tiny organisms with private lives that lead to private deaths: personal power, success and fame are the absolute measures of values, the things to live for. This outlook on life divides the universe into a host of individual little entities which cannot help being in constant conflict thereby hastening the approach of the hour of their final destruction.
    Policy statement, 1944, of the Youth League of the African National Congress. pt. 2, ch. 4, Fatima Meer, Higher than Hope (1988)

    There is no calm philosophy of life here, such as you might put at the end of the Almanac, to hang over the farmer’s hearth,—how men shall live in these winter, in these summer days. No philosophy, properly speaking, of love, or friendship, or religion, or politics, or education, or nature, or spirit; perhaps a nearer approach to a philosophy of kingship, and of the place of the literary man, than of anything else.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)