underestimation


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un·der·es·ti·mate

 (ŭn′dər-ĕs′tə-māt′)
tr.v. un·der·es·ti·mat·ed, un·der·es·ti·mat·ing, un·der·es·ti·mates
1. To make too low an estimate of the quantity, degree, or worth of: Don't underestimate the difficulties involved in the project.
2. To consider (someone) to be less capable or effective than is actually the case: underestimated his rivals and was outmaneuvered.
n. (-ĕs′tə-mĭt)
An estimate that is or proves to be too low.

un′der·es′ti·ma′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underestimation - an estimation that is too lowunderestimation - an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
Translations

underestimation

[ˌʌndərɛstɪˈmeɪʃən] nsous-estimation f

underestimation

[ˌʌndərɛstɪˈmeɪʃn] n (also underestimate) → sottovalutazione f
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