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  1. Estimates

    In countries using the Westminster system the Estimates are a series of legislative proposals to parliament outlining how the government will spend its money. The Estimates are drawn up by bureaucrats in the treasury department in collaboration with representatives from the cabinet. They consist of detailed reports on how each department or ministry will spend its money. The estimates are normally introduced in the House of Commons just prior to the main budget, which gives them time to be analyzed by House committees. Unlike the budget the estimates contain no references to fiscal policy, long term goals, or where the money is coming from. After each section is reviewed by the relevant committee the entire Estimates are voted on as one bill. This "supply" vote is a matter of confidence. Unlike tax proposals in the budget, the Estimates are rarely controversial, with most issues being dealt with in committee. Most of the countries also mandate an update or series of updates to the Estimates to account for changes in the economy or in government policy. In Canada, for instance, this update must be passed in December each year.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. estimates

    Army estimates are the computation of expenses to be incurred in the support of an army for a given time.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'estimates' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4749

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    Rank popularity for the word 'estimates' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4220

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of estimates in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of estimates in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Gavin Parry:

    There was a bit of concern because Premier Li recently made comments about the difficulty of achieving 7 percent GDP growth, which dampened sentiment ahead of the figures coming out, so people are quite pleased to see it beat estimates at 6.9 percent, these numbers are good for Japan, particularly for construction and possibly for related sectors with exposure in China.

  2. Thom Tillis:

    Those are people nitpicking on smaller subjects that people are going to be looking at in totality, it's no different than when you criticize a governor for saying( a storm) is going to make landfall here, but it was 100 miles up the road. ... As the President, you're trying to give people optimism, because that alone can help improve the situation. But we're learning a lot. We're revising things, and I don't criticize him or our governor for making changes in their estimates and their predictions.

  3. Dabo Guan:

    All the emission estimates officially come from the NDRC rather than from the statistics bureau, the NDRC is in charge of the whole climate change negotiations and they have to fight for the best position for China, so they have their concerns about what can and cannot be published.

  4. Krishna Rao:

    The accuracy for an on-the-market home is better because we have more up-to-date information, the typical home information may be out-of-date. Owners added something or renovated. Our estimates can't incorporate that information.

  5. Courtney Kennedy:

    I think poll watchers would do well to accept that the field is in an era of transition, and one consequence of that is a frustrating amount of noise in subgroup estimates.

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    regarding something abstract as a material thing
    • A. callathump
    • B. hypostatization
    • C. nidus
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