estimation

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

Definition of estimation

  1. 1 :  judgment, opinion a poor choice in my estimation

  2. 2a :  the act of estimating somethingb :  the value, amount, or size arrived at in an estimate

  3. 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.

14th Century

First Known Use of estimation

14th century



ESTIMATION Defined for English Language Learners

estimation

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

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

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

Definition of estimation for Students

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

  2. 2 :  opinion 2



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up estimation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to give up a position of power

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-the-national-spelling-bee-logo
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!