AskDefine | Define estimation

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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]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The process of making an estimate
  2. The amount, extent, position, size, or value reached in an estimate
  3. Esteem or favourable regard

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  • Japanese: 見積り
  • Spanish: valoración



  • /ˌɛ.stəˈmeɪ.ʃən/|lang=fr


  1. 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 noise-free.

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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

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