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misestimate Line breaks: mis|esti¦mate
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈɛstɪmət/

Definition of misestimate in English:


[with object]
Make an incorrect estimate of: it became clear that we’d misestimated the difficulty of the project
More example sentences
  • More recently, a population survey carried out by the Kenyan government has shown that UNAIDS misestimated the prevalence of HIV in Kenya by a factor of two.
  • Well, I think the short answer is that they misestimated the threat that they would be facing at this point.
  • Investors seem to be systematically misestimating the probability of finding a big winner.



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  • The second question is: How do we account for the terrible misestimations of our intelligence services?
  • A flawed acquisition strategy and a defective management approach exacerbated the cost misestimation.
  • These corrections are very sensitive to the input parameters chosen for the core simulation, and slight misestimations of these have large reactivity effects.

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