[es-tuh-mey-shuh n] /ˌɛs təˈmeɪ ʃən/

judgment or opinion:
In my estimation the boy is guilty.
esteem; respect.
approximate calculation; :
to make an estimation of one’s expenditures.
a considered opinion; judgment: what is your estimation of the situation?
esteem; respect
the act of estimating

late 14c., “action of appraising; manner of judging; opinion,” from Old French estimacion, from Latin aestimationem (nominative aestimatio) “a valuation,” from past participle stem of aestimare “to value” (see esteem). Meaning “appreciation” is from 1520s. That of “process of forming an approximate notion” is from c.1400.


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