estimator

noun
es·​ti·​ma·​tor | \ ˈe-stə-ˌmā-tər How to pronounce estimator (audio) \

Definition of estimator

1 : one that estimates
2 : estimate sense 1b also : a statistical function whose value for a sample furnishes an estimate of a population parameter

Examples of estimator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Insurers say most plans already offer such cost-estimator tools. Harris Meyer, chicagotribune.com, "Surprise Trump rule will require insurers to reveal what they actually pay for prescription drugs," 20 Nov. 2020 Insurers say most plans already offer such cost-estimator tools. Harris Meyer, chicagotribune.com, "Surprise Trump rule will require insurers to reveal what they actually pay for prescription drugs," 20 Nov. 2020 Insurers say most plans already offer such cost-estimator tools. Harris Meyer, chicagotribune.com, "Surprise Trump rule will require insurers to reveal what they actually pay for prescription drugs," 20 Nov. 2020 Insurers say most plans already offer such cost-estimator tools. Harris Meyer, chicagotribune.com, "Surprise Trump rule will require insurers to reveal what they actually pay for prescription drugs," 20 Nov. 2020 To arrange for an estimator to visit and evaluate your window frames, call a glass company. Washington Post, "Can I keep the look of bow windows and still stop the drafts?," 7 Dec. 2020 Insurers say most plans already offer such cost-estimator tools. Harris Meyer, chicagotribune.com, "Surprise Trump rule will require insurers to reveal what they actually pay for prescription drugs," 20 Nov. 2020 Insurers say most plans already offer such cost-estimator tools. Harris Meyer, chicagotribune.com, "Surprise Trump rule will require insurers to reveal what they actually pay for prescription drugs," 20 Nov. 2020 Insurers say most plans already offer such cost-estimator tools. Harris Meyer, chicagotribune.com, "Surprise Trump rule will require insurers to reveal what they actually pay for prescription drugs," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of estimator

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Feb 2021

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“Estimator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estimator. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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