### Online Dictionary

estimation Explained

['estə'meıʃən]

#### estimation at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1374, from O.Fr. estimacion, from L. ?istimationem (nom. ?istimatio) "a valuation," from ?istimare "to value" (see esteem). The verb estimate is first recorded 1532. ///

#### estimation at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n
1 [singular] a judgment or opinion about someone or something: in sb's estimation// --In your estimation, who's going to win?// go up/come down in sb's estimation (=be respected or admired more or less by someone) //
2 [C] a calculation of the value, size, amount etc of something: --Estimations of their total world sales are around the 50 million mark.//

estimate

#### estimation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In mathematics, use of a function or formula to derive a solution or make a prediction. Unlike approximation, it has precise connotations. In statistics, for example, it connotes the careful selection and testing of a function called an estimator. In calculus, it usually refers to an initial guess for a solution to an equation, which is gradually refined by a process that generates closer estimates. The difference between the estimate and the exact value is the error.

#### estimation at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

129 Moby Thesaurus words for "estimation":
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

#### estimation at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Calculation): {Operations}: notation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, practice, equations, extraction of roots, reduction, involution, evolution, estimation, approximation, interpolation, differentiation, integration.

[N] (Distinction): discrimination, distinction, differentiation, diagnosis, perception, estimation, critique, judgment, discernment, acuteness, penetration.

[N] (Measurement): measurement, survey, valuation, appraisement, assessment, estimate, estimation, reckoning, numeration, gauging, weights and measures, measure, yard measure, standard.

[N] (Conclusion): result, conclusion, upshot, deduction, inference, moral, estimation, valuation, appreciation, adjudication, criticism, critique, judgment, finding, verdict, sentence, decree.

[N] (Approbation): approbation, approval, sanction, advocacy, nod, esteem, estimation, admiration, love, appreciation, regard, popularity.

#### estimation at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (formal)
1 [sing.] a judgement or opinion about the value or quality of sb/sth:
Who is the best candidate in your estimation? * Since he left his wife he's certainly gone down in my estimation (= I have less respect for him). * She went up in my estimation (= I have more respect for her) when I discovered how much charity work she does.
2 [C] a judgement about the levels or quantity of sth:
Estimations of our total world sales are around 50 million.

#### estimation at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (formal)
1 [sing.] a judgement or opinion about the value or quality of sb/sth:
Who is the best candidate in your estimation? * Since he left his wife he's certainly gone down in my estimation (= I have less respect for him). * She went up in my estimation (= I have more respect for her) when I discovered how much charity work she does.
2 [C] a judgement about the levels or quantity of sth:
Estimations of our total world sales are around 50 million.

#### Estimation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Estimation \Es`ti*ma"tion\, n. [L. aestimatio, fr. aestimare:
cf. F. estimation. See {Esteem}, v. t.]
1. The act of estimating. --Shak.

2. An opinion or judgment of the worth, extent, or quantity
of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation;
as, estimations of distance, magnitude, amount, or moral
qualities.

If he be poorer that thy estimation, then he shall
present himself before the priest, and the priest,
and the priest shall value him. --Lev. xxvii.
8.

3. Favorable opinion; esteem; regard; honor.

I shall have estimation among multitude, and honor
with the elders. --Wisdom viii.
10.

4. Supposition; conjecture.

I speak not this in estimation, As what I think
might be, but what I know. --Shak.

Syn: Estimate; calculation; computation; appraisement;
esteem; honor; regard. See {Estimate}, n.

#### estimation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

estimation
n 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}]

==English==

### Alternative forms

* æstimation Inter: qualifier » archaic

### Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-estimation.ogg|Audio (US)
• Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən

### Noun

Inter: en-nou » n

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

* estimate

* esteem

#### Translations

Inter: trans-top » the process of making an estimate

• Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|оценяване|n, Inter: t+ » bg|пресмятане|n
• Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|becslés|f
• Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stima|f
• Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|見積り|tr=mitsumori

• Inter: trans-mi » d
• Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|estimare
• Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tomhas|m, Inter: t- » gd|tuairmse|m, Inter: t- » gd|barail|f
• Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|valoración|f

Inter: trans-botto » m
Inter: trans-top » value reached in an estimate
• Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|оценка|f

Inter: trans-mi » d
Inter: trans-botto » m

## French

### Alternative forms

* æstimation Inter: qualifier » obsolete

### Etymology

Inter: suffix » estimer|ation|lang=fr.

### Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ɛs.ti.ma.sjɔ̃/|lang=fr
• Inter: audio » FR-estimation.ogg|Audio

### Noun

Inter: fr-noun » f

• estimate; Inter: l » en|estimation Inter: gloss » rough calculation or guess

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