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 Weisbecker, who works as an estimator for construction projects, apologized for his actions in a letter to the judge. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2022 Users can count their cans and bottles or simply use Sipzee's quick estimator to value their returnables. Layla Mcmurtrie, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2022 And where change keeps things interesting, a key constant that makes the company an attractive place to work is its focus on retaining and developing its people, said Trevor Kolden, an estimator at IEA. Michael Schroeder, The Indianapolis Star, 18 May 2022 During the class, Pham joined three other students, all men: a colorectal surgeon from Bethesda, a steel company executive from Chevy Chase, Md., and a construction company project estimator from Northeast Washington. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2022 Use a free tax estimator and make some projections about where your year end numbers will be. Cyrus Purnell, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 After all his work for the day is done and his wife is fast asleep, 43-year-old civil engineering estimator Craig Laws takes out his iPad and writes Amazon reviews. Amelia Tait, Wired, 30 Dec. 2021 The Indiana Hospital Association also has a website that lists prices for how much hospitals charge for certain procedures as well some out-of-pocket price estimator tools. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Dec. 2021 In January, hospitals were required to post the costs of services for all payers and plans and have a list or price estimator that calculates the 300 most common services. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of estimator

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Estimator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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