estimation [es-tuh-mey-shuhn] SynonymsExamplesWord Originnoun
- judgment or opinion: In my estimation the boy is guilty.
- esteem; respect.
- 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 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.
January 29, 2014
But in my estimation nothing really seems too off the charts.
December 8, 2013
And my estimation of that accomplishment grew and grew the more I put pen to paper.
November 16, 2013
So he deserves some punishment, but he has already received (in my estimation) excessive amounts of punishment.
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.
September 27, 2012
Historical Examples of estimation
It moved Burke to a desire for rehabilitation in her estimation.
It was this imprudent candour which lowered him most in his guardian’s estimation.
Nor will it diminish in your estimation, John, which money might.’
He certainly was not there for misdemeanor; for he was a “good boy,” at least in his own estimation.
Our kapelle was no mean one—in our own estimation at any rate.
British Dictionary definitions for estimation estimation noun
- a considered opinion; judgmentwhat is your estimation of the situation?
- esteem; respect
- 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.