estimation

The noun estimation refers to a judgment of the qualities of something or someone. In your estimation no boy will be good enough for your daughter. He could be the kindest and smartest person on the planet and you'd still find fault.

The noun estimation has its Latin roots in aestimare, meaning "to value." One of the definitions for estimation is an approximate calculation of something's value. If you go to an auction, you can often review a catalog that will have an estimation of the value of each item for sale. Sometimes the items sell for more than the estimation and sometimes less. The auctioneer hopes there are many bids for the pair of stone lions, but if you're bidding, you hope you're the only one who wants them.

Primary Meanings of estimation

1.
n
an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
2.
n
the respect with which a person is held
Full Definitions of estimation
1

n an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

Synonyms:
approximation, estimate, idea
Types:
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scalage
estimation of the amount of lumber in a log
credit, credit rating
an estimate, based on previous dealings, of a person's or an organization's ability to fulfill their financial commitments
dead reckoning, guess, guessing, guesswork, shot
an estimate based on little or no information
guesstimate, guestimate
an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing
overestimate, overestimation, overrating, overreckoning
a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
underestimate, underestimation, underrating, underreckoning
an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
Type of:
calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning
problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

n a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody

“in my estimation the boy is innocent”
Synonyms:
estimate
Types:
appraisal
an expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something
capitalisation, capitalization
an estimation of the value of a business
market capitalisation, market capitalization
an estimation of the value of a business that is obtained by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the current price of a share
Type of:
assessment, judgement, judgment
the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

n a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

Synonyms:
appraisal, estimate
Types:
overappraisal, overestimate, overestimation, overvaluation
an appraisal that is too high
Type of:
commercial document, commercial instrument
a document of or relating to commerce
2

n the respect with which a person is held

“they had a high estimation of his ability”
Synonyms:
estimate
Types:
report, reputation
the general estimation that the public has for a person
Type of:
esteem, regard, respect
an attitude of admiration or esteem

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