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estimate

 [es´tĭ-ma]
1. a rough calculation or one based on incomplete data.
2. a statistic used to characterize the value of a population parameter. Called also estimator.
3. (es´tĭ-māt) to produce or use such a calculation or statistic.

es·ti·mate

(es'tĭ-māt),
1. A measurement or a statement about the value of some quantity that is known, believed, or suspected to incorporate some degree of error.
2. The result of applying any estimator to a random sample of data. It is not a random variable but a realization of one, a fixed quantity, and it has no variance although commonly it also furnishes an estimate of what the variance of the estimator is. (Not to be confused with an estimator, which is a prescription for obtaining an estimate.)
[L. aestimo, pp. aestimatum, to appraise]

estimate

/es·ti·mate/
1. (es´tĭ-mat) a rough calculation or one based on incomplete data.
2. (es´tĭ-mat) a statistic used to characterize the value of a population parameter.
3. (es´tĭ-māt) to produce or use such a calculation or statistic.

estimate

A popular term for an educated guess about a thing or process. See Cookie cutter estimate, Demand-based estimate, Objective probability estimate, Subjective probability estimate.

es·ti·mate

(es'ti-măt)
1. A measurement or a statement about the value of some quantity that is known, believed, or suspected to incorporate some degree of error.
2. The result of applying any estimator to a random sample of data. It is not a random variable but a realization of one, a fixed quantity, and it has no variance although commonly it also furnishes an estimate of what the variance of the estimator is. usage note Not to be confused with an estimator, which is a prescription for obtaining an estimate.
[L. aestimo, pp. aestimatum, to appraise]

es·ti·mate

(es'ti-măt)
1. A measurement or a statement about the value of some quantity that is known, believed, or suspected to incorporate some degree of error.
2. The result of applying any estimator to a random sample of data.
[L. aestimo, pp. aestimatum, to appraise]

estimate,

n the anticipated fee for dental services to be performed.

estimate

a measurement which is believed likely to incorporate a degree of error.

Patient discussion about estimate

Q. Hi friends, I like to estimate my body fat based on my height and weight. Hi friends, I like to estimate my body fat based on my height and weight. When I enquired about this I heard about BMI. Though I understood little about it I want to know more about what is BMI and why is it useful?

A. the BMI is not a very good method...it only helps if you are an average person. you can gain weight if you start training and still get in shape and loose fat. but it is our only cheap method...there are gyms that hold a way of measuring body fat- maybe try going to one of those?

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While advising Taxco of its new responsibilities as a regular corporation, Taxco's tax adviser notes that it will need to make quarterly corporate estimated tax payments on the 15th day of the fourth, sixth, ninth and twelfth months of its 1992 tax year.
An immediate cash flow benefit can be obtained by postponing some or all of the 1992 corporate taxes otherwise payable during 1993, if is estimated that a loss will occur in 1993.
6655-6 generally would require a taxpayer to compute taxable income for an installment period using the accounting method for computing taxable income for the tax year for which the estimated tax is being computed.
Additionally, he or she can determine how well the estimated cost and production rates compare with the actual job cost and how well the rate of production estimated compared to actual production rate.
The variance parameter [theta] was estimated from the data, but v was taken to be the model-based variance estimate of r obtained from the fitted Cox proportional hazards model.
When appropriately used with approval from a regulatory agency, these factors will have a significant positive effect on estimated PM emissions.
It amended IRC section 6654(d)(1) and changed the required estimated tax payments for certain individuals.
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Several investigators have estimated associations between daily variations in population average exposure such as ambient air pollution and mortality using a time-series approach (Katsouyanni et al.
The dietitians estimated that the tuna salad sandwich provided 374 calories and 18 grams of fat, but the sandwich contained 720 calories and 43 grams of fat.
Despite collections being lower than estimated for the month, primarily due to factors related to processing, our estimates for year- to-date continue to be on target," McNulty said.