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Definitions for underestimate
ˌʌn dərˈɛs təˌmeɪt; -mɪt, -ˌmeɪtun·der·es·ti·mate
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underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoningverb
an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
assign too low a value to
"Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price"
make a deliberately low estimate
"The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"
make too low an estimate of
"he underestimated the work that went into the renovation"; "Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river"
An estimate or perception that is too low.
To perceive (someone or something) as having a lower value, quantity, worth etc. than what it actually has.
A cost overrun, also known as a cost increase or budget overrun, involves unexpected incurred costs. When these costs are in excess of budgeted amounts due to a value engineering underestimation of the actual cost during budgeting, they are known by these terms. Cost overruns are common in infrastructure, building, and technology projects. For IT projects, a 2004 industry study by the Standish Group found an average cost overrun of 43 percent; 71 percent of projects came in over budget, exceeded time estimates, and had estimated too narrow a scope; and total waste was estimated at $55 billion per year in the US alone.Many major construction projects have incurred cost overruns; cost estimates used to decide whether important transportation infrastructure should be built can mislead grossly and systematically.Cost overrun is distinguished from cost escalation, which is an anticipated growth in a budgeted cost due to factors such as inflation.
to set to/ low a value on; to estimate below the truth
the act of underestimating; too low an estimate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dėr-es′ti-māt, v.t. to estimate at too low a rate: to set too low a value on.—n. an insufficiently high opinion.
The numerical value of underestimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of underestimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of underestimate in a Sentence
You should never underestimate him. Hes highly intelligent, when we see Israeli elections, we say, How does this shake out for the peace process? Theres lots of minority parties in Israel, and more of them aligned with the settler movement or religious fundamentalism than secularism or wanting peace.
It doesn’t take many doublings until we’re in actually quite scary numbers again ... I don’t think we should underestimate the fact that we could get into trouble again surprisingly fast.
Most people underestimate their atypical consumption. They also underestimate the risk for harm associated with their drinking. Many people unknowingly seem to accept much higher risks from alcohol consumption compared to other risks.
Don't underestimate anyone bcz a broken clock will show true time twice in a day.
I think we often underestimate early human explorers and their ability to reach new, unknown lands, i can't imagine the courage and skill it takes to set sail across the North Atlantic ocean. It really is a testament to the human spirit of exploration.
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- subestimarCatalan, Valencian
- unterschätzen, UnterschätzungGerman
- sottostimare, sottovalutare, sottostimaItalian
- לְהַמעִיט בְּעֵרכּוֹHebrew
- 過小評価, 軽視Japanese
- ënnerschätzenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- undervurdereNorwegian Nynorsk
- subestimar, fazer pouco, menosprezarPortuguese
- недооценить, недооценивать, недооценкаRussian
- undervärdera, undervärdering, underskatta, underskattningSwedish
- తక్కువ అంచనా వేయుTelugu
- đánh giá quá thấpVietnamese
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