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ESTIMATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does estimation mean? 

ESTIMATION (noun)
  The noun ESTIMATION has 4 senses:

1. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
2. a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
3. the respect with which a person is held
4. a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody

  Familiarity information: ESTIMATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ESTIMATION (noun)


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Meaning:

An approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

approximation; estimate; estimation; idea

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("estimation" is a kind of...):

calculation; computation; figuring; reckoning (problem solving that involves numbers or quantities)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "estimation"):

scalage (estimation of the amount of lumber in a log)

dead reckoning; guess; guessing; guesswork; shot (an estimate based on little or no information)

guesstimate; guestimate (an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing)

overestimate; overestimation; overrating; overreckoning (a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high)

underestimate; underestimation; underrating; underreckoning (an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

appraisal; estimation; estimate

Hypernyms ("estimation" is a kind of...):

commercial document; commercial instrument (a document of or relating to commerce)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "estimation"):

overappraisal; overestimate; overestimation; overvaluation (an appraisal that is too high)


Sense 3estimation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The respect with which a person is held

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

estimation; estimate

Context example:

they had a high estimation of his ability

Hypernyms ("estimation" is a kind of...):

esteem; regard; respect (an attitude of admiration or esteem)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "estimation"):

report; reputation (the general estimation that the public has for a person)


Sense 4estimation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A judgment of the qualities of something or somebody

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

estimate; estimation

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("estimation" is a kind of...):

assessment; judgement; judgment (the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "estimation"):

capitalisation; capitalization (an estimation of the value of a business)


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