Definitions for: Estimation


[n] 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"
[n] an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
[n] the respect with which a person is held; "they had a high estimation of his ability"
[n] a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)



Webster (1913) Definition: Es`ti*ma"tion, n. [L. aestimatio, fr. aestimare:
cf. F. estimation. See Esteem, v. t.]
1. The act of estimating. --Shak.

2. An opinion or judgment of the worth, extent, or quantity
of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation;
as, estimations of distance, magnitude, amount, or moral
qualities.

If he be poorer that thy estimation, then he shall
present himself before the priest, and the priest,
and the priest shall value him. --Lev. xxvii.
8.

3. Favorable opinion; esteem; regard; honor.

I shall have estimation among multitude, and honor
with the elders. --Wisdom viii.
10.

4. Supposition; conjecture.

I speak not this in estimation, As what I think
might be, but what I know. --Shak.

Syn: Estimate; calculation; computation; appraisement;
esteem; honor; regard. See Estimate, n.

Synonyms: appraisal, approximation, estimate, estimate, estimate, idea

See Also: assessment, calculation, capitalisation, capitalization, commercial document, commercial instrument, computation, dead reckoning, esteem, figuring, guess, guessing, guesstimate, guesswork, guestimate, judgement, judgment, overappraisal, overestimate, overestimate, overestimation, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning, overvaluation, reckoning, regard, report, reputation, respect, scalage, shot, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning

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