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es·ti·ma·tion

(es'tĭ-mā-shŭn),
Any nontrivial statistical procedure that assigns to an unknown quantity (parameter) a plausible value on the basis of appropriate and pertinent data collected in a proper random sample.
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The literature reports that surgeons tend to underestimate blood loss as opposed to anaesthetists who usually overestimate blood loss.
Patients who receive regional anesthesia, such as peripheral nerve blocks, epidurals or spinal anesthesia, were most likely to overestimate their postoperative pain.
Based on the initial quarters of reported sales, the actual number will be closer to $83 million, or 1.2% of the prediction, an overestimate of $7.1 billion.
Strategy for a US-led order in Asia may overestimate resolve of allies and US military capabilities, underestimate China's quest for great power
For the shorter evaluation period from 2005 to 2013, the Riksbank's results are largely unchanged, while the NIER overestimates CPI inflation by an average of around 0.3 percentage points at the 24-month horizon and underestimates underlying inflation by an average of around 0.2 percentage points at the same horizon.
"These data suggest that in populations that eat fish but lack occupational exposure to mercury vapor, mercury concentrations in urine may overestimate exposure to mercury vapor from dental amalgams," said study co-author Joel Blum, PhD, also of the University of Michigan.
The government has shown a tendency to overestimate revenues in its budgets, which could lead to a more expansionary fiscal policy than current economic conditions would warrant.
I have also found that, on a subjective basis, stated equivalences for low-energy bulbs are overestimates. For example, a 20W low-energy bulb is equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb, not 100W as stated on the packaging.
Bookmakers sometimes overestimate how many flag kicks will be floated in the Champions League.
They then modelled the way the epidemic would develop if they divided this population into three groups of 30% each, who could be respectively infected with HIV easily, quite easily, and with difficulty, and 10% (a deliberate overestimate in order to build the most conservative estimates of susceptibility to infection into the model) who were completely resistant to infection.
Findings suggest that approximately 32 percent of consumers overestimate their credit ratings, while only 4 percent underestimate their credit ratings.
HONOLULU -- Nearly three-quarters of adolescents with asthma overestimate their level of asthma control, according to a study of more than 200 teens.