Definition of estimation in English:

estimation

Line breaks: es¦ti|ma¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɛstɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

1A rough calculation of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something: estimations of protein concentrations
More example sentences
  • Thus, the given values for wax layer thickness on leaves are rather rough estimations.
  • This model was developed to provide UV irradiance calculations and UVI estimations with high accuracy for different atmospheric, temporal and geographical conditions.
  • It also results in more conservative estimations of brand values than other methods: this can be a problem when those who are in the market to acquire a brand seek valuation methods that justify bidding a higher price to win the deal.
Synonyms
estimate, rough calculation, approximation, educated/informed guess, rough guess, evaluation, assessment, appraisal
informal guesstimate
2 [usually in singular] A judgement of the worth or character of someone or something: the pop star rose in my estimation
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  • Instead, right-to-die advocates project their own gloomy estimation of the worth of human life on to these poor souls.
  • Such shrewdness is based on a full knowledge and estimation of any situation.
  • As I contemplate this revelation, the character improves in my estimation.
Synonyms
assessment, evaluation, judgement, gauging, rating, appraisal, esteem, opinion, view, analysis

Origin

late Middle English (originally in the sense 'comprehension, intuition', also 'valuing, a valuation'): from Latin aestimatio(n-), from aestimare 'determine, appraise' (see estimate).

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