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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.


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.


Broader (hypernym)assessment, judgement, judgment

Narrower (hyponym)appraisal, capitalisation, capitalization

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