estimation [es-tuh-mey-shuhn] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for estimation on noun

  1. judgment or opinion: In my estimation the boy is guilty.
  2. esteem; respect.
  3. approximate calculation; estimate: to make an estimation of one’s expenditures.

Origin of estimation 1325–75; Middle English estimacioun Middle French Latin aestimātiōn- (stem of aestimātiō). See estimate, -ion Related formspre·es·ti·ma·tion, nounre·es·ti·ma·tion, nounself-es·ti·ma·tion, nounSynonyms for estimation See more synonyms for on 2. appreciation, regard, honor, veneration. Related Words for estimation evaluation, reckoning, assessment, appraisal, impression, arithmetic, veneration, credit, valuation, favor, regard, admiration, opinion, esteem, computation, consideration, respect, estimate, stock, judgment Examples from the Web for estimation Contemporary Examples of estimation

  • As for the estimation of Snowden among the Russian opposition, you must realize what his journey looks like in our eyes.

    Snowden’s Revelations Shouldn’t Distract from Putin’s Brutal Rule

    Garry Kasparov

    January 29, 2014

  • But in my estimation nothing really seems too off the charts.

    You Should Have Been There: Dispatches From Miami Art Basel

    Anthony Haden-Guest

    December 8, 2013

  • And my estimation of that accomplishment grew and grew the more I put pen to paper.

    ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ Celebrates the Glory of Calvin and Hobbes on Film

    Malcolm Jones

    November 16, 2013

  • So he deserves some punishment, but he has already received (in my estimation) excessive amounts of punishment.

    Ron Paul Hits Reddit

    The Daily Beast

    August 22, 2013

  • In the initial employer survey, the BLS could have been slightly off in its estimation of how many firms actually exist.

    Jobs Revision Show That Obama Has Created Jobs Overall

    Matthew Zeitlin

    September 27, 2012

  • Historical Examples of estimation

  • It moved Burke to a desire for rehabilitation in her estimation.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • It was this imprudent candour which lowered him most in his guardian’s estimation.

    Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Nor will it diminish in your estimation, John, which money might.’

    Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit

    Charles Dickens

  • He certainly was not there for misdemeanor; for he was a “good boy,” at least in his own estimation.

    Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 23, 1870


  • Our kapelle was no mean one—in our own estimation at any rate.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • British Dictionary definitions for estimation estimation noun

    1. a considered opinion; judgmentwhat is your estimation of the situation?
    2. esteem; respect
    3. the act of estimating

    Word Origin and History for estimation n.

    late 14c., “action of appraising; manner of judging; opinion,” from Old French estimacion, from Latin aestimationem (nominative aestimatio) “a valuation,” from past participle stem of aestimare “to value” (see esteem). Meaning “appreciation” is from 1520s. That of “process of forming an approximate notion” is from c.1400.

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