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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.

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  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

Examples of estimates in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Hayes:

    The last few weeks there’s some uncertainty with Delta, so the market is really looking forward to estimates.

  2. Lam Nguyen:

    Our deal fees are based on similar transactions of the same size range, but we do take into account the deal specifics such as cross-border versus domestic acquisitions, and the fact this is a Chinese company making a mega acquisition outside of China, those two made our estimates higher than a normal domestic acquisition.

  3. Michael Feroli:

    Recent downward revisions to estimates of economic growth, corporate profits, and employment growth all suggest that the economy is displaying classic late-cycle symptoms, moreover, these symptoms are unlikely to go away entirely even if a truce is reached in the current trade tensions.

  4. Bruce Banerdt:

    We do not believe that this is a fundamentally difficult problem, given enough time to systematically investigate and resolve it, the French space agency estimates that a handful of months should suffice, although we will probably take a little longer to make sure there aren't any further subtle problems hiding in the wings.

  5. Fergus Couch:

    The reality is that we don't have good risk estimates for mutations that occur in many of the genes on the panels.

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