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es·ti·mate

 (ĕs′tə-māt′)
tr.v. es·ti·mat·ed, es·ti·mat·ing, es·ti·mates
1. To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).
2. To form an opinion about; evaluate: "While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance" (Samuel Johnson).
n. (-mĭt)
1.
a. A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size: an estimate of the damage caused by the storm.
b. A statement of the approximate cost of work to be done, such as a building project or car repairs.
2. A judgment based on one's impressions; an opinion: I have a high estimate of his character.

[Latin aestimāre, aestimāt-.]

es′ti·ma′tive adj.
es′ti·ma′tor n.
Synonyms: estimate, appraise, assess, evaluate, rate1
These verbs have to do with the consideration of judgment in ascertaining value or weighing the relative merits of something: estimated the street value of the drugs to be $500,000; appraised the diamond ring; assessing real estate for investors; evaluated a student's thesis for content and organization; rated the restaurant higher than any other in the city.

estimator

(ˈɛstɪˌmeɪtə)
n
1. a person or thing that estimates
2. (Statistics) statistics a derived random variable that generates estimates of a parameter of a given distribution, such as ̄X, the mean of a number of identically distributed random variables Xi. If ̄X is unbiased, ̄x, the observed value should be close to E(Xi). See also sampling statistic
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.estimator - an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)estimator - an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
adder - a person who adds numbers
number cruncher - someone able to perform complex and lengthy calculations
actuary, statistician - someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
subtracter - a person who subtracts numbers
Translations

estimator

[ˈestɪmeɪtəʳ] Ntasador(a) m/f

estimator

n (Insur etc) → Schätzer(in) m(f)

estimator

[ˈɛstɪmeɪtəʳ] nestimatore/trice
References in periodicals archive ?
But the semiparametric efficiency bound is associated with the minimum variance that plays the role of the Fisher Information bound in a semiparametric setting as mentioned by Nekipelov (2010)[8].
DMUS on efficiency bound are units with the highest output level and or with the least input level.
The paper by Hansen obtains an efficiency bound for semiparametric estimators in time-series models.

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