Meaning of ESTIMATION in English

/ ˌestɪˈmeɪʃn; NAmE / noun ( formal )


[ sing. ] a judgement or opinion about the value or quality of sb/sth :

Who is the best candidate in your estimation ?

Since he left his wife he's certainly gone down in my estimation (= I have less respect for him) .

She went up in my estimation (= I have more respect for her) when I discovered how much charity work she does.


[ C ] a judgement about the levels or quantity of sth :

Estimations of our total world sales are around 50 million.



late Middle English (originally in the sense comprehension, intuition , also valuing, a valuation ): from Latin aestimatio(n-) , from aestimare determine, appraise (see estimate ).

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