estimate vs estimation what difference

what is difference between estimate and estimation

English

Alternative forms

  • æstimate (archaic)

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimō, older form aestumo (to value, rate, esteem); from Old Latin *ais-temos (one who cuts copper), meaning one in the Roman Republic who mints money. See also the doublet esteem, as well as aim.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛstɨmɨt/ (noun)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɛstɨˌmeɪ̪t/ (verb)

Noun

estimate (plural estimates)

  1. A rough calculation or assessment of the value, size, or cost of something.
  2. (construction and business) A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job is likely to cost.
  3. An upper limitation on some positive quantity.

Synonyms

  • estimation
  • appraisal

Derived terms

  • ballpark estimate

Translations

Verb

estimate (third-person singular simple present estimates, present participle estimating, simple past and past participle estimated)

  1. To calculate roughly, often from imperfect data.
  2. To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data.

Synonyms

  • appraise
  • assessment

Derived terms

  • estimable
  • underestimate
  • overestimate
  • estimation

Translations

Further reading

  • estimate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “estimate”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • estimate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • etatisme, meatiest, seat time, tea-times, teatimes, étatisme

Italian

Verb

estimate

  1. inflection of estimare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of estimato

Anagrams

  • mestiate, metatesi


English

Alternative forms

  • æstimation (archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English estimacioun, estimacion, from Old French estimacion, from Latin aestimatio.
Morphologically estimate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛstɪˈmeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

estimation (countable and uncountable, plural estimations)

  1. The process of making an estimate.
  2. The amount, extent, position, size, or value reached in an estimate.
  3. Esteem or favourable regard.

Derived terms

  • estimate

Related terms

  • esteem

Translations


French

Alternative forms

  • æstimation (obsolete)

Etymology

estimer +‎ -ation.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛs.ti.ma.sjɔ̃/

Noun

estimation f (plural estimations)

  1. estimate; estimation (rough calculation or guess)

Further reading

  • “estimation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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