Adjective "estimating" definition and examples

(Estimating may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɛstɪmeɪt/estimateNoun/ˈɛstɪmət/

Definitions and examples

verb

Roughly calculate or judge the value, number, quantity, or extent of.
  1. with clause 'it is estimated that smoking causes 100,000 premature deaths every year'
  2. 'Nor is there any suggestion that publishers are hopelessly inaccurate when estimating future sales.'
  3. 'Migraine is estimated to account for 20 % of all absenteeism due to sickness.'
  4. 'National wheat consumption is estimated at 131,000 tonnes and a further 1,500 tonnes is required for seed production.'
  5. 'Road accidents are estimated to cost the equivalent of seven billion pounds per year.'
  6. 'Total manufacturing capacity is estimated at 500 tonnes a year.'
  7. 'Experts estimate that between 70 % and 80 % of wireless networks are insecure.'
  8. 'Casualties on both sides are estimated at two million including half a million dead.'
  9. 'Some researchers have estimated that obesity causes about 300,000 deaths in the U.S. annually.'
  10. 'The mark-up of imports of U.S. goods through Dubai is estimated at twenty percent.'
  11. 'Officials estimate that Britons alone lose £150 million a year to such frauds.'

noun

An approximate calculation or judgement of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.
  1. 'This involves making an estimate of the value of the contract.'
  2. 'Conservative estimates indicate that this could lead to a further 4,000 additional vacancies.'
  3. 'The most optimistic estimates predict less than half this number will actually turn out.'
  4. 'It includes cases studies of couples undergoing treatment as well as a rough estimate of costs.'
  5. 'Reliable estimates of the prevalence of this condition are difficult to obtain because of the diversity of identifiable causes.'
  6. 'Though such estimates may be of value for research or policy purposes, using them to scare the public cannot be considered legitimate.'
  7. 'Some estimates put the value of 100GB of enterprise data at one million dollars.'
  8. 'In which case, a calculator and some rough estimates might help.'
  9. 'The $2.8 million is a conservative estimate based on records from the House and Senate clerks' offices.'
  10. 'Current estimates value the ISP at £340 million - half what it was estimated to be worth a year ago.'
  11. 'compare costs by getting estimates from at least two firms'
  12. 'Whatever your final choice, be sure and get a detailed estimate in writing.'
  13. 'It is important to remember that estimates are not written in a vacuum.'
  14. 'The estimate is too often viewed as a necessary administrative step to get sales.'
  15. 'They were told to get an estimate of the likely cost of ramps and bring it before parish councillors again.'
  16. 'To prevent reorders and delays, they needed to be able to write accurate estimates.'
  17. 'His real kindness was shown by genial estimates of character and liberal appreciation of the labours of others engaged in kindred studies.'
  18. 'They can only make fair estimates of their physical characteristics or their personality traits.'

More definitions

1. to form an approximate judgment or opinion regarding the worth, amount, size, weight, etc., of; calculate approximately: to estimate the cost of a college education.

2. to form an opinion of; judge. verb (used without object), estimated, estimating.

3. to make an estimate. noun

4. an approximate judgment or calculation, as of the value, amount, time, size, or weight of something.

5. a judgment or opinion, as of the qualities of a

More examples(as adjective)

"survivals can be estimating."

"shapes can be estimating."

"increases can be estimating."

"effects can be estimating."

"consumptions can be estimating."

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Origin

(estimate)Late Middle English: from Latin aestimat- ‘determined, appraised’, from the verb aestimare. The noun originally meant ‘intellectual ability, comprehension’ (only in late Middle English), later ‘valuing, a valuation’ (compare with estimation). The verb originally meant ‘to think well or badly of someone or something’ (late 15th century), later ‘regard as being, consider to be’ (compare with esteem).