Dictionary Definition
estimate
Noun
1 an approximate calculation of quantity or
degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea
how long it would take" [syn: estimation, approximation, idea]
2 a judgment of the qualities of something or
somebody; "many factors are involved in any estimate of human
life"; "in my estimation the boy is innocent" [syn: estimation]
3 a document appraising the value of something
(as for insurance or taxation) [syn: appraisal, estimation]
4 a statement indicating the likely cost of some
job; "he got an estimate from the car repair shop"
5 the respect with which a person is held; "they
had a high estimation of his ability" [syn: estimation]
Verb
1 judge tentatively or form an estimate of
(quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three
pounds" [syn: gauge,
approximate,
guess, judge]
User Contributed Dictionary
English
Etymology
From ancient Latin word aes timare ("to value copper", note: copper was the currency in Ancient Rome).Pronunciation

 Rhymes: eɪt
Noun
 A rough calculation or guess.
 In the context of "construction": A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.
Synonyms
Translations
rough calculation or guess
 Czech: odhad
 Danish: estimat
 Dutch: schatting
 Finnish: arvio
 French: estimation
 German: Schätzung , Abschätzung
 Hungarian: becslés
 Italian: stima
 Portuguese: estimativa
 Slovene: ocena
 Swedish: uppskattning, skattning
 Telugu: అంచనా
(construction) a document specifying how much a
job will probably cost
 German: Kostenvoranschlag
Derived terms
Translations
to calculate roughly
 Czech: odhadnout
 Danish: estimere
 Dutch: schatten
 Finnish: arvioida
 French: estimer
 German: abschätzen, schätzen
 Italian: stimare
 Portuguese: estimar
 Slovene: oceniti
 Telugu: అంచనా వేయు (aMchanaa vEyu)
Extensive Definition
Estimation is the calculated approximation of a result
which is usable even if input data may
be incomplete, uncertain, or noisy.
In mathematics, approximation or
estimation typically means finding upper or lower
bounds of a quantity that cannot readily be computed precisely
and is also an educated guess . While initial results may be
unusably uncertain,
recursive input from
output, can purify
results to be approximately accurate, certain, complete and
noisefree.
See also
 Estimation theory (statistics)
 "Estimated" sign
 Fermi problem (physics)
 Guesstimate
 Optimism bias
 Reference class forecasting
 Sample size (statistics)
External links
estimate in Czech: Odhad
estimate in German: Schätzung
estimate in Hungarian: Becslés
estimate in Dutch: Schatten
estimate in Polish: Szacowanie
estimate in Simple English: Estimation
estimate in Serbian: Процена
Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words
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gentium, consider,
consideration,
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criticism, expect,
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gauging, general belief,
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have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have the idea,
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belief, position,
posture, presume, presumption, prevailing
belief, price, prize, probe, projection, public belief,
public opinion, put,
quantification,
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as, settle, sight, size, size up, sound, span, stance, step, stock, subtract, sum, suppose, surmise, survey, surveying, suspect, take, take a reading, take account
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ween, weigh, weighing, work
out