What is estimate?

  • (noun): A statement indicating the likely cost of some job.
    Example: "He got an estimate from the car repair shop"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on estimates, estimate:

List Of North American Countries By Population
... The table is primarily based on estimates by the United Nations Population Division ... (or dependent territory) July 1, 2012 UN estimate % of pop. 2010 census 3 Canada 34,675,000 6.27 0.95 329,000 73 35,002,447 October 2012 Official estimate 4 Guatemala 15,138,000 2.74 2.58 391,000 27 14,713,763 2011 Official estimate 5 Cuba 11,249,000 2.04 -0.04 -4,000 - 11,163,9 ...
Strategic Assessments Branch - 1995 National Intelligence Estimate On Terrorism and 1997 Update
... The 1995 National Intelligence Estimate on terrorism, prepared by the CIA for President Clinton's Cabinet, warned of the "new breed" of Sunni Islamist terrorist ... Mindful of Ramzi Yousef's truck bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the Estimate warned that "national symbols" such as the White House and Capitol were ... The Estimate also warned of the vulnerabilities of the US domestic aviation system ...
List Of European Union Member States By Population - Table
80,580,000 16.16 0.21 168,000 332 80,327,900 December 31, 2011 Official estimate 2 United Kingdom 64,231,000 12.88 0.73 465,000 95 63,181,775 March 27, 2011 ... census result 3 France 63,821,000 12.80 0.49 310,000 ...
List Of Arab Countries By Population
... This is a list of Arab countries by population, primarily based on estimates by the United Nations Population Division ... (or dependent territory) July 1, 2012 UN estimate % of pop. 1.72 1,445,000 41 79,602,000 January 1, 2011 Official estimate 2 Sudan 45,722,000 12.28 2.44 1,117,000 29 30,894,000 April 22, 2008 ... census 3 Algeria 36,486,000 9.80 1.41 513,000 50 37,800,000 January 1 ...
Shrinkage Estimator
... In loose terms this means that a naïve or raw estimate is improved by combining it with other information ... The term relates to the notion that the improved estimate is made closer to the value supplied by the 'other information' than the raw estimate ... Assume that the expected value of the raw estimate is not zero and consider other estimators obtained by multiplying the raw estimate by a certain parameter ...

More definitions of "estimate":

  • (noun): A document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation).
    Synonyms: appraisal, estimation
  • (verb): Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time).
    Example: "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
    Synonyms: gauge, approximate, guess, judge
  • (noun): A judgment of the qualities of something or somebody.
    Example: "Many factors are involved in any estimate of human life"
    Synonyms: estimation
  • (noun): An approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth.
    Example: "An estimate of what it would cost"
    Synonyms: estimation, approximation, idea
  • (noun): The respect with which a person is held.
    Synonyms: estimation

Famous quotes containing the word estimate:

    For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it?
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 14:28.

    I will frankly declare, that after passing a few weeks in this valley of the Marquesas, I formed a higher estimate of human nature than I had ever before entertained. But alas! since then I have been one of the crew of a man-of-war, and the pent-up wickedness of five hundred men has nearly overturned all my previous theories.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)