Definition of overestimate in English:
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈestəˌmāt/[with object]
Estimate (something) to be better, larger, or more important than it really is: his influence cannot be overestimated
More example sentences
- However, that may be overestimating her importance.
- Both terms represent a concentration of historical experience whose importance cannot be overestimated.
- Yes, it's true the police overestimated the ability of republicans to quell the zeal of young rioters.
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈestəmət/Back to top
An excessively high estimate.
- Such effects would include: overestimates or underestimates of results during the observation and recording phase of an experiment, errors in interpreting the data, and the fabrication of data.
- However, the ratio might be an overestimate since the liquid assay favors fast-growing type II cells.
- We do not know whether the low response rate in our study produced an overestimate or underestimate of prevalence.
- Example sentences
- In June 2003 the Texas Education Agency discovered a pattern of rampant undercounting of dropouts, dramatic overestimations of college-bound graduates and falsified reports concerning crimes in schools.
- Also, cases could have selectively recalled exposures related to their infection status and may have differentially reported risk, resulting in overestimation of excess risk.
- This is a dramatic overestimation of current clinical practice.
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