point estimate


Definition of point estimate

: the single value assigned to a parameter in point estimation

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This is because simply selecting a few point estimates and plugging them into the Drake Equation misrepresents the state of our knowledge. Liv Boeree, Vox, "Why haven’t we found aliens yet?," 3 July 2018 Moreover, at that point estimates were only down slightly from the start of the quarter, showing far less erosion than typically occurs. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Did Hurricanes Blow Profit Expectations Off Course?," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of point estimate

1966, in the meaning defined above

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