[syn: estimate, estimation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Estimation \Es`ti*ma"tion\, n. [L. aestimatio, fr. aestimare:
cf. F. estimation. See Esteem, v. t.]
1. The act of estimating. --Shak.
2. An opinion or judgment of the worth, extent, or quantity
of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation;
as, estimations of distance, magnitude, amount, or moral
If he be poorer that thy estimation, then he shall
present himself before the priest, and the priest,
and the priest shall value him. --Lev. xxvii.
3. Favorable opinion; esteem; regard; honor.
I shall have estimation among multitude, and honor
with the elders. --Wisdom viii.
4. Supposition; conjecture.
I speak not this in estimation,
As what I think might be, but what I know. --Shak.
Syn: Estimate; calculation; computation; appraisement;
esteem; honor; regard. See Estimate, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a document appraising the value of something (as for
insurance or taxation) [syn: appraisal, estimate,
2: the respect with which a person is held; "they had a high
estimation of his ability" [syn: estimate, estimation]
3: an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;
"an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long
it would take" [syn: estimate, estimation,
4: a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody; "many
factors are involved in any estimate of human life"; "in my
estimation the boy is innocent" [syn: estimate,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
129 Moby Thesaurus words for "estimation":
account, adding, admiration, adoration, analyzing, apotheosis,
appraisal, appraisement, appraising, appreciation, apprizal,
approbation, approval, approximation, arithmetic, assessing,
assessment, assize, assizement, assumption, attitude, awe,
breathless adoration, calculation, calculus, casting, ciphering,
climate of opinion, common belief, community sentiment,
computation, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion,
consensus gentium, consideration, correction, courtesy, credit,
deference, deification, determination, dual pricing, duty, esteem,
estimate, ethos, evaluating, evaluation, evaluative criticism,
exaggerated respect, eye, favor, feeling, figuring, footing, gauge,
gauging, general belief, great respect, guess, hero worship,
high regard, homage, honor, idea, idolatry, idolization,
impression, instrumentation, judgement, judgment, lights, measure,
measurement, measuring, mensuration, metric system, mind, mystique,
notion, observation, opinion, personal judgment, point of view,
popular belief, position, posture, prestige, presumption,
prevailing belief, price determination, pricing, public belief,
public opinion, quantification, quantization, ranking, rating,
reaction, reckoning, regard, respect, reverence,
reverential regard, sentiment, sight, stance, stock, survey,
surveying, telemetering, telemetry, theory, thinking, thought,
totaling, toting, triangulation, unit pricing, valuation, valuing,
veneration, view, way of thinking, weighing, worship, worth