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English noun: estimation

1. estimation (communication) a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)


Synonymsappraisal, estimate


Broader (hypernym)commercial document, commercial instrument


Narrower (hyponym)overappraisal, overestimate, overestimation, overvaluation

2. estimation (cognition) the respect with which a person is held


SamplesThey had a high estimation of his ability.


Synonymsestimate


Broader (hypernym)esteem, regard, respect


Narrower (hyponym)report, reputation

3. estimation (cognition) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth


SamplesAn estimate of what it would cost.
A rough idea how long it would take.


Synonymsapproximation, estimate, idea


Broader (hypernym)calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning


Narrower (hyponym)credit, credit rating, dead reckoning, guess, guessing, guesstimate, guesswork, guestimate, overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning, scalage, shot, underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning

4. estimation (act) a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody


SamplesMany factors are involved in any estimate of human life.
In my estimation the boy is innocent.


Synonymsestimate


Broader (hypernym)assessment, judgement, judgment


Narrower (hyponym)appraisal, capitalisation, capitalization









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