noun Date: 14th century 1. judgment, opinion <
a poor choice in my estimation
2. a. the act of estimating something b. the value, amount, or size arrived at in an estimate 3. esteem, honor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • estimation — Estimation. s. f. v. Prisée. Juste estimation. on a fait la prisée & estimation des meubles. suivant l estimation qui en sera faite. je m en rapporte à l estimation des gens connoissants …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • estimation — late 14c., action of appraising; manner of judging; opinion, from O.Fr. estimacion, from L. aestimationem (nom. aestimatio) a valuation, from pp. stem of aestimare to value (see ESTEEM (Cf. esteem)). Meaning appreciation is from 1520s. That of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • estimation — [n] belief, guess admiration, appraisal, appreciation, arithmetic, assessment, calculating, ciphering, computation, consideration, considered opinion, credit, esteem, estimate, estimating, evaluation, favor, figuring, impression, judgment,… …   New thesaurus

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