Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of estimating.
  • noun The amount, extent, position, size, or value reached in an estimate.
  • noun An opinion or judgment.
  • noun Favorable regard; esteem.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of estimating; the act of judging something with respect to value, degree, quantity, etc.
  • noun Calculation; computation; especially, an approximate calculation of the worth, extent, quantity, etc., of something; an estimate: as, an estimation of distance, magnitude, or amount, of moral qualities, etc.
  • noun In chem., the process of ascertaining by analysis the quantity of a given substance contained in a compound or mixture.
  • noun Opinion or judgment in general; especially, favorable opinion held concerning one by others; esteem; regard; honor.
  • noun Conjecture; supposition; surmise.
  • noun Synonyms Appraisement, valuation.
  • noun Estimate, Regard, etc. (see esteem); admiration, reverence, veneration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of estimating.
  • noun An opinion or judgment of the worth, extent, or quantity of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation.
  • noun Favorable opinion; esteem; regard; honor.
  • noun Supposition; conjecture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process of making an estimate.
  • noun The amount, extent, position, size, or value reached in an estimate.
  • noun Esteem or favourable regard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the respect with which a person is held
  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
  • noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
  • noun a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

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Examples

  • And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to.

    Matthew Yglesias » The European Bogeyman

  • And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bad Burris

  • And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to.

    Matthew Yglesias » Detroit Wants $14 Billion More

  • Mr P in my estimation is the vainest of all authors.

    Letter 129

  • But the reason the Spurs will have the advantage in my estimation is they will have more possessions in which they get good shots before the defense is locked in.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Finals

  • And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to.

    Think Progress » Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)

  • "Oklahoma in my estimation is as tough-minded a team as there is in the country," Giacoletti said.

    USATODAY.com

  • Intent, beside the form it has in language, where it makes the soul of grammar, has many other modes of expression, in mathematical and logical reasoning, in action, and in those contemplated and suspended acts which we call estimation, policy, or morals.

    The Life of Reason

  • The biggest number that doesn't work in my estimation is that $47 million in annual loss to the commonwealth's treasury under the current proposal, and this is despite assurances we have had for over a year that ABC privatization would be revenue-neutral, '' Brink said.

    McDonnell vows trims to make up for money lost by privatizing liquor monopoly

  • Even worse, in Lepore's estimation, is the tea partiers 'disregard for history.

    Three books on the Tea Party, reviewed by Steven Levingston

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  • Seen here, at XKCD.com.

    July 21, 2009

  • Hahaha! Perfect!

    July 21, 2009