What is estimate?

  • (noun): An approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth.
    Example: "An estimate of what it would cost"
    Synonyms: estimation, approximation, idea
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on estimate, estimates:

Shrinkage Estimator
... In loose terms this means that a naïve or raw estimate is improved by combining it with other information ... Assume that the expected value of the raw estimate is not zero and consider other estimators obtained by multiplying the raw estimate by a certain parameter ... be specified as that minimising the MSE of the new estimate ...
Strategic Assessments Branch - 1995 National Intelligence Estimate On Terrorism and 1997 Update
... The 1995 National Intelligence Estimate on terrorism, prepared by the CIA for President Clinton's Cabinet, warned of the "new breed" of Sunni Islamist terrorist ... of Ramzi Yousef's truck bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the Estimate warned that "national symbols" such as the White House and Capitol were at risk, as well as "symbols of U.S ... The Estimate also warned of the vulnerabilities of the US domestic aviation system ...
List Of European Union Member States By Population - Table
0.21 168,000 332 80,327,900 December 31, 2011 Official estimate 2 United Kingdom 64,231,000 12.88 0.73 465,000 95 63,181,775 March 27, 2011 ... census result 3 France 63,821,000 12.80 0.49 310,000 ...
List Of Arab Countries By Population
... is a list of Arab countries by population, primarily based on estimates by the United Nations Population Division ... Rank Country (or dependent territory) July 1, 2012 UN estimate % of pop. 41 79,602,000 January 1, 2011 Official estimate 2 Sudan 45,722,000 12.28 2.44 1,117,000 29 30,894,000 April 22, 2008 ... census 3 Algeria 36,486,000 9.80 1.41 513,000 ...
List Of North American Countries By Population
... The table is primarily based on estimates by the United Nations Population Division ... Rank Country (or dependent territory) July 1, 2012 UN estimate % of pop. 34,675,000 6.27 0.95 329,000 73 35,002,447 October 2012 Official estimate 4 Guatemala 15,138,000 2.74 2.58 391,000 27 14,713,763 2011 Official estimate 5 Cuba 11,249,000 2.04 -0.04 -4,000 - 11,163,934 ...

More definitions of "estimate":

  • (verb): Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time).
    Example: "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
    Synonyms: gauge, approximate, guess, judge
  • (noun): The respect with which a person is held.
    Synonyms: estimation
  • (noun): A judgment of the qualities of something or somebody.
    Example: "Many factors are involved in any estimate of human life"
    Synonyms: estimation
  • (noun): A document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation).
    Synonyms: appraisal, estimation
  • (noun): A statement indicating the likely cost of some job.
    Example: "He got an estimate from the car repair shop"

Famous quotes containing the word estimate:

    Value dwells not in particular will;
    It holds his estimate and dignity
    As well wherein ‘tis precious of itself
    As in the prizer.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Let man consider what he is in comparison with all existence; let him regard himself as lost in this remote corner of nature; and from the little cell in which he finds himself lodged, I mean the universe, let him estimate at their true value the earth, kingdoms, cities, and himself. What is a man in the infinite?
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)