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Definitions for estimation
ˌɛs təˈmeɪ ʃənes·ti·ma·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appraisal, estimate, estimationnoun

    a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

  2. estimate, estimationnoun

    the respect with which a person is held

    "they had a high estimation of his ability"

  3. estimate, estimation, approximation, ideanoun

    an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

    "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"

  4. estimate, estimationnoun

    a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody

    "many factors are involved in any estimate of human life"; "in my estimation the boy is innocent"

Wiktionary

  1. estimationnoun

    The process of making an estimate

  2. estimationnoun

    The amount, extent, position, size, or value reached in an estimate

  3. estimationnoun

    Esteem or favourable regard

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Estimationnoun

    Etymology: from estimate.

    If a man shall sanctify unto the Lord some part of a field, the estimation shall be according to the seed, and homer of barley. Levit.

    In our own estimation we account such particulars more worthy than those that are already tried and known. Francis Bacon.

    Crimes there were laid to his charge many, the least whereof being just, had bereaved him of estimation and credit with men. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 42.

    Of your brace of unprizeable estimations, the one is but frail, and the other casual. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    I know the gentleman
    To be of worth and worthy estimation,
    And not without desert so well reputed. William Shakespeare.

    I shall have estimation among the multitude, and honour with the elders. Wisd. viii. 10.

    A plain reason of the publick honours due to the magistrate is, that he may be in due estimation and reverence. Francis Atterbury.

Wikipedia

  1. Estimation

    Estimation (or estimating) is the process of finding an estimate or approximation, which is a value that is usable for some purpose even if input data may be incomplete, uncertain, or unstable. The value is nonetheless usable because it is derived from the best information available. Typically, estimation involves "using the value of a statistic derived from a sample to estimate the value of a corresponding population parameter". The sample provides information that can be projected, through various formal or informal processes, to determine a range most likely to describe the missing information. An estimate that turns out to be incorrect will be an overestimate if the estimate exceeds the actual result and an underestimate if the estimate falls short of the actual result.

ChatGPT

  1. estimation

    Estimation is a process or method used to approximate or make judgments about characteristics, values, quantities or extents of an object, concept or phenomenon, typically using a limited amount of data or information. These estimations are often based on certain assumptions or statistical models and may need to be adjusted or revised as more information becomes available.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Estimationverb

    the act of estimating

  2. Estimationverb

    an opinion or judgment of the worth, extent, or quantity of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation; as, estimations of distance, magnitude, amount, or moral qualities

  3. Estimationverb

    favorable opinion; esteem; regard; honor

  4. Estimationverb

    supposition; conjecture

Wikidata

  1. Estimation

    Estimation is the process of finding an estimate, or approximation, which is a value that is usable for some purpose even if input data may be incomplete, uncertain, or unstable. The value is nonetheless usable because it is derived from the best information available. Typically, estimation involves "using the value of a statistic derived from a sample to estimate the value of a corresponding population parameter". The sample provides information that can be projected, through various formal or informal processes, to determine a range most likely to describe the missing information. An estimate that turns out to be incorrect will be an overestimate if the estimate exceeded the actual result, and an underestimate if the estimate fell short of the actual result.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of estimation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of estimation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of estimation in a Sentence

  1. Joe Brusuelas:

    In my estimation this agreement represents a rare opportunity to lift the long term growth path of the economy, productivity and the living standards of individual Americans.

  2. Peter Brugger:

    Any estimation of how common BID is, first requires the definition of precise diagnostic criteria, our findings will be helpful for the definition of these criteria. This will, in turn, assist the development of potential rehabilitative treatments.

  3. Kajetan Chrapkiewicz:

    We need better data on what’s actually beneath these volcanoes, continuous monitoring systems would allow us to have a better estimation of when an eruption might occur. With these systems, we would likely know about an eruption a few days before it happens, and people would be able to evacuate and stay safe.

  4. Mariupol Deputy Mayor Sergei Orlov:

    There is no life at the moment in Mariupol, so the city is destroyed up to 90% damaged and destroyed and another estimation from 30 to 40% of our city could not be repaired anymore, people are suffering from lack of water, lack of medicine, lack of social help, but they're just surviving.

  5. Dean Phillips:

    The question before us is there enough evidence to warrant a trial in the Senate? And the answer in my estimation ... is yes.

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