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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 Prime Minister has said that 'so long as the terrorists underestimate the spirit of the societies they seek to undermine, they will lose'.
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Health care providers consistently underestimate the amount of postpartum blood loss, and adding calibrations to vaginal delivery drapes could improve blood loss estimates, results of a randomized crossover study suggest.
Requiring restaurants to print nutrition information on menus could be a helpful tool for the majority of diners who vastly underestimate the calories, fat and saturated fat in restaurant meals.
Three-quarters of Britons are worried about identity theft - but many underestimate their chances of falling victim to fraudsters.