underestimation


underestimation

verb (used with object), un·der·es·ti·mat·ed, un·der·es·ti·mat·ing.

  1. to estimate at too low a value, rate, or the like.

verb (used without object), un·der·es·ti·mat·ed, un·der·es·ti·mat·ing.

  1. to make an estimate lower than that which would be correct.

noun

  1. an estimate that is too low.

verb (tr)

  1. to make too low an estimate ofhe underestimated the cost
  2. to think insufficiently highly ofto underestimate a person

noun (ˌʌndərˈɛstɪmɪt)

  1. too low an estimate

v.1812, “to estimate at too low an amount,” from under + estimate (v.). Meaning “to rank too low, undervalue” is recorded from 1850. Related: Underestimated; underestimating.

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