es·​ti·​ma·​tor | \ˈe-stə-ˌmā-tər \

Definition of estimator 

1 : one that estimates

2 : estimate sense 3b also : a statistical function whose value for a sample furnishes an estimate of a population parameter

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Still, Glassdoor, which operates in the UK, has most of these features already, including a salary estimator and single tap saves. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Google expands job search features in the UK," 17 July 2018 To review the fee changes, customers may visit the Sweetwater Authority’s online bill estimator page. David Hernandez,, "Sweetwater Authority to consider water rate hikes," 4 July 2018 Sean Collins was hired as project estimator at Paul Davis of Orlando., "People on the move 06/20," 19 June 2018 Tyler Roy, a construction estimator, and Christina Roy, a professional photographer, were high school sweethearts described by friends and neighbors as warm and outgoing couple with successful careers and a bright future. Vinny Vella,, "Killer of young Bucks couple stabbed them to death and then shot them with a rifle, coroner says," 7 May 2018 JP Cullen, Milwaukee, hired Rob Bergmann and Jim Mantes as project managers; Dave Olson and Alex Turner as estimators. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New hires, promotions at Wisconsin companies," 19 Apr. 2018 Kevin Covell, chief estimator at Perk, said his company chose not to bid on the 82 median project after seeing the plans. Bob Sandrick,, "Lone bidder on Ohio 82 beautification in Broadview Heights still working on project, despite Dec. 31 deadline," 1 May 2018 Not all price quotes online or over the phone are legitimate (or binding), and crooks are not likely to send an estimator to your home in advance. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "Heed hints when hiring a mover," 29 Apr. 2018 Kaufman began his career in 1981 as an estimator for Fort Lauderdale developer Terry Stiles, according to a previous profile in the Sun Sentinel. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "Kaufman Lynn Construction opens new $7 million Delray headquarters," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of estimator

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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