estimation

noun es·ti·ma·tion \ ˌe-stə-ˈmā-shən \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of estimation

1 : judgment, opinion
  • a poor choice in my estimation
2 a : the act of estimating something
b : the value, amount, or size arrived at in an estimate
3 : esteem, honor

Examples of estimation in a Sentence

  1. This is not, in my estimation, an efficient use of our resources.

  2. She went down in her supporters' estimation after she voted against the plan.

  3. Planning the project requires careful cost estimation.

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First Known Use of estimation

14th century



ESTIMATION Defined for English Language Learners

estimation

noun

Definition of estimation for English Language Learners

  • : a judgment or opinion about something

  • : the act of judging the size, amount, cost, etc., of something : the act of estimating something

  • : a guess about the size, amount, cost, etc., of something


ESTIMATION Defined for Kids

estimation

noun es·ti·ma·tion \ ˌe-stə-ˈmā-shən \

Definition of estimation for Students

1 : the act of making a judgment especially of value, size, or cost
  • an estimation of expenses
2 : opinion 2


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