Meaning of ESTIMATOR in English

I. -ˌmād.ə(r), -ātə- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin aestimator, from aestimatus + -or

: one that estimates:

a. : one who estimates the amount of material or labor needed to do a given job or the cost of a job or of an item of manufacture

b. : cruiser 4a

II. noun

: estimate herein ; also : a statistical function whose value for a sample furnishes an estimate of a population parameter

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