Dictionary Definition
estimation
Noun
1 an approximate calculation of quantity or
degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea
how long it would take" [syn: estimate, approximation, idea]
2 a document appraising the value of something
(as for insurance or taxation) [syn: appraisal, estimate]
3 the respect with which a person is held; "they
had a high estimation of his ability" [syn: estimate]
4 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" [syn: estimate]
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English
Pronunciation

 Rhymes: eɪʃǝn
Noun
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Translations
 Japanese: 見積り
 Spanish: valoración
French
Pronunciation
 /ˌɛ.stəˈmeɪ.ʃən/lang=fr
Noun
 estimate (rough calculation or guess)
Extensive Definition
Estimation is the calculated approximation of a result
which is usable even if input data may
be incomplete, uncertain, or noisy.
In mathematics, approximation or
estimation typically means finding upper or lower
bounds of a quantity that cannot readily be computed precisely
and is also an educated guess . While initial results may be
unusably uncertain,
recursive input from
output, can purify
results to be approximately accurate, certain, complete and
noisefree.
See also
 Estimation theory (statistics)
 "Estimated" sign
 Fermi problem (physics)
 Guesstimate
 Optimism bias
 Reference class forecasting
 Sample size (statistics)
External links
estimation in Czech: Odhad
estimation in German: Schätzung
estimation in Hungarian: Becslés
estimation in Dutch: Schatten
estimation in Polish: Szacowanie
estimation in Simple English: Estimation
estimation in Serbian: Процена
Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words
account, adding, admiration, adoration, analyzing, apotheosis, appraisal, appraisement, appraising, appreciation, apprizal, approbation, approval, approximation, arithmetic, assessing, assessment, assize, assizement, assumption, attitude, awe, breathless adoration, calculation, calculus, casting, ciphering, climate of opinion,
common belief, community sentiment, computation, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion, consensus
gentium, consideration, correction, courtesy, credit, deference, deification, determination, dual
pricing, duty, esteem, estimate, ethos, evaluating, evaluation, evaluative
criticism, exaggerated respect, eye, favor, feeling, figuring, footing, gauge, gauging, general belief, great
respect, guess, hero
worship, high regard, homage, honor, idea, idolatry, idolization, impression, instrumentation,
judgement, judgment, lights, measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration, metric system,
mind, mystique, notion, observation, opinion, personal judgment,
point of view, popular belief, position, posture, prestige, presumption, prevailing
belief, price determination, pricing, public belief, public
opinion, quantification, quantization, ranking, rating, reaction, reckoning, regard, respect, reverence, reverential regard,
sentiment, sight, stance, stock, survey, surveying, telemetering, telemetry, theory, thinking, thought, totaling, toting, triangulation, unit
pricing, valuation,
valuing, veneration, view, way of thinking, weighing, worship, worth