Estimation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌestɪˈmeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word estimation
Brit.  |ɛstɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word estimation

noun

- a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation) (syn: appraisal, estimate)
- the respect with which a person is held(syn: estimate)

they had a high estimation of his ability

- an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth (syn: approximation, estimate, idea)
- a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody(syn: estimate)

in my estimation the boy is innocent

Examples

This is not, in my estimation, an efficient use of our resources.

She went down in her supporters' estimation after she voted against the plan.

Planning the project requires careful cost estimation.

The magazine never stood higher in public estimation than it stands today.

He is the cleverest of men in my estimation.

By estimation, we are not farther than two miles away from the village.

In your estimation, who's going to win?

Estimations of total world sales are around the 50 million mark.

they had a high estimation of his ability

in my estimation the boy is innocent

Word forms

noun
singular: estimation
plural: estimations
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