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[es-tuh-mey-shuh n] /ˌɛs təˈmeɪ ʃən/
judgment or opinion:
In my estimation the boy is guilty.
esteem; respect.
approximate calculation; estimate:
to make an estimation of one's expenditures.
Origin of estimation
1325-75; Middle English estimacioun < Middle French < Latin aestimātiōn- (stem of aestimātiō). See estimate, -ion
Related forms
preestimation, noun
reestimation, noun
self-estimation, noun
2. appreciation, regard, honor, veneration. Unabridged
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  • The younger Dubuffe is rising rapidly in the estimation of artists.

  • There was, I suppose, in the estimation of Englishmen, time enough to think about it.

    The Fixed Period Anthony Trollope
  • I do not ask you to take it upon yourself to rehabilitate me in your own estimation.

    Out of the Ashes Ethel Watts Mumford
  • I think I sank in their estimation somewhat, because I could not enlighten them.

  • The extravagance of these tales was however usually no objection to them in Phonny's and Malleville's estimation.

    Mary Erskine Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for estimation


a considered opinion; judgment: what is your estimation of the situation?
esteem; respect
the act of estimating
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Word Origin and History for estimation

late 14c., "action of appraising; manner of judging; opinion," from Old French estimacion, from Latin aestimationem (nominative aestimatio) "a valuation," from past participle stem of aestimare "to value" (see esteem). Meaning "appreciation" is from 1520s. That of "process of forming an approximate notion" is from c.1400.

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