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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  qualities. 
 
  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. 
  8. 
 
  3.  Favorable  opinion;  esteem;  regard;  honor. 
 
  I  shall  have  estimation  among  multitude,  and  honor 
  with  the  elders.  --Wisdom  viii. 
  10. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  estimation 
  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}] 
  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},  {approximation},  {idea}] 
  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}] 




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