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  • adj. Of or pertaining to an estimate or to estimation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclined, or able, to estimate; serving for, or capable of being used in, estimating.
  • adj. Pertaining to an estimate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the power of estimating, comparing, or judging.
  • Meditative; contemplative.


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  • They repeat the mistake in not seeming to realize how deceptive estimative language is in the world outside their spy caves.

    How the End Begins

  • We are now entering the all-important ambiguous territory of what is known in intelligence circles as “estimative language.”

    How the End Begins

  • Consider, for a moment, the likelihood that such estimative modeling will be used to value the troubled assets some banks are now looking to shed.

    Eric C. Anderson: Enron Redux?

  • The first book covers the functions of the vegetative soul (nutrition, growth and reproduction), of the sensitive soul (the five external senses), and of the cogitative soul (the internal senses, i.e., a variety of cognitive faculties, including imagination, fantasy and the estimative power, which are located in the three ventricles of the brain, and whose acts follows from the acts of the external senses).

    Juan Luis Vives [Joannes Ludovicus Vives]

  • The three types of finished intelligence are: basic, current, and estimative.


  • The three are mutually supportive: basic intelligence is the foundation on which the other two are constructed; current intelligence continually updates the inventory of knowledge; and estimative intelligence revises overall interpretations of country and issue prospects for guidance of basic and current intelligence.


  • Avicenna believes that the intentions that the estimative faculty obtains are received in the third and rear ventricle of the brain, in memory, hafizah.

    Arabic and Islamic Psychology and Philosophy of Mind

  • Avicenna posits the existence of an estimative faculty in order to explain the innate ability in all animals (humans included) to sense a non-sensible intention

    Arabic and Islamic Psychology and Philosophy of Mind

  • What lower animals perform spontaneously and instinctively i.e., by the exercise of the “estimative” faculty man achieves as a result of rational processes.

    The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

  • This collection of declassified estimative products is the first such release by the Central Intelligence Agency CIA of documents exclusively on the Vietnam war and is one of the largest such releases to date.

    CIA Declassifies and Makes Vietnam Era Estimates Available « ResourceShelf


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