Adjective "underestimation" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˌʌndərɛstɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

A judgement or rough calculation that is unfavourable or too low.
  1. 'people continually make these huge underestimations about teenagers'
  2. 'Dependency of the arm below heart level leads to an overestimation of systolic and diastolic pressures and raising the arm above heart level leads to underestimation.'
  3. 'Recipes like these help one plan a meal better and since the end quantity is indicated, there is no scope for wastage nor underestimation.'
  4. 'The management of transport policy over several decades has been spectacularly inept, aside from the understandable underestimation of population numbers.'

More definitions

1. to estimate at too low a value, rate, or the like. verb (used without object), underestimated, underestimating.

2. to make an estimate lower than that which would be correct. noun

3. an estimate that is too low.

More examples(as adjective)

"penalties can be underestimation."

Origin

(underestimate)