- 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
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Examples from the Web for estimation
As for the estimation of Snowden among the Russian opposition, you must realize what his journey looks like in our eyes.Snowden’s Revelations Shouldn’t Distract from Putin’s Brutal Rule
January 29, 2014
But in my estimation nothing really seems too off the charts.You Should Have Been There: Dispatches From Miami Art Basel
December 8, 2013
And my estimation of that accomplishment grew and grew the more I put pen to paper.‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ Celebrates the Glory of Calvin and Hobbes on Film
November 16, 2013
So he deserves some punishment, but he has already received (in my estimation) excessive amounts of punishment.Ron Paul Hits Reddit
The Daily Beast
August 22, 2013
In the initial employer survey, the BLS could have been slightly off in its estimation of how many firms actually exist.Jobs Revision Show That Obama Has Created Jobs Overall
September 27, 2012
It moved Burke to a desire for rehabilitation in her estimation.Within the Law
It was this imprudent candour which lowered him most in his guardian's estimation.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
Nor will it diminish in your estimation, John, which money might.'Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
He certainly was not there for misdemeanor; for he was a "good boy," at least in his own estimation.
Our kapelle was no mean one—in our own estimation at any rate.The First Violin
- a considered opinion; judgmentwhat is your estimation of the situation?
- esteem; respect
- the act of estimating
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.