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  • n. a mistake in calculating


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  • The culprit in the misestimation was the widely castigated BD (birth/death) adjustment which projects the net jobs gained or lost due to the closing of old businesses and the opening of new ones based on the historical records of the past few years. Home Page

  • It is almost never caused by misestimation of the cost of the planned, known work, but rather surprises that result in a significant amount of unplanned, unexpected work that goes beyond the allocated cost reserves.

    MSL Delay: Add 2 Years and $400 Million (and counting) - NASA Watch

  • A neutral fiscal policy would undo the disequilibrating effects of such misestimation: it would gear people's expectations of over-life tax burdens to what will be required to pay for public programs; thus it would tend to tax-finance public outlays other than for projects that will charge user fees.

    Edmund S. Phelps - Autobiography

  • The audience comes to see that Lisa has a distorted view of the events she narrates, most clearly in her misestimation of the character of Brand.

    Philosophy of Film

  • Change due to earlier misestimation + effects of recession: $2.6 trillion

    September 2003 ~ Angry Bear

  • By the way: This ease was one of the reasons why we were hit so hard by the epic misestimation about the importance of x86 at the start of this decade: It was easy to migrate away.

    Sun Bloggers

  • Antitrust suits, the misestimation of the web's growth, losing the search battle, the migration from desktop to cloud … The obstacles for Microsoft continue to add-up.


  • 3. Please reply to my comments on your cited pamphlet that sample error in that paper applies to misestimation of the population at a given time, not year to year variation of some chaotic system.

    More Bender on Hurricane Counts « Climate Audit

  • What’s remarkable is not that misestimation but that, once the old strategy was abandoned, the new one, the “surge”, worked so well in so little time.

    Natural Disasters


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