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  1. capable of estimating.
  2. pertaining to or based upon estimation; estimated.
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Origin of estimative

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word aestimātīvus. See estimate, -ive
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Examples from the Web for estimative

Historical Examples

  • Yes, no doubt; but it is only with that rational, estimative love.

    A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)

    Richard Baxter

  • He was calculating and mercenary: she was estimative and generous.

    The Absentee

    Maria Edgeworth