point estimation


Definition of point estimation

: estimation in which a single value is assigned to a parameter

Examples of point estimation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Olsson, the point estimation was more like tying her shoes or putting on a jacket before stepping outside. Gregory Barber, Wired, 12 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of point estimation

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Point estimation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20estimation. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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