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[im-pyoo-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən/
the act of imputing.
an attribution, as of fault or crime; accusation.
1535-45; < Late Latin imputātiōn- (stem of imputātiō), equivalent to Latin imputāt(us) past participle of imputāre to ascribe, impute + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for imputations
  • Multiple sets of imputations can be created to capture the uncertainty between imputations via any random imputation method.
  • For this reason both methods, ratio and nearest neighbor, should be recommended for imputations on positive units only.
  • The summary identifies all edits, recodes, and imputations that affect the final edited output variable.
  • Plausible values are multiple imputations of the unobservable latent achievement for each student.
Word Origin and History for imputations



1540s, noun of action from impute (v.) on model of Middle French imputation, or else from Late Latin imputationem (nominative imputatio), noun of action from imputare.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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imputations in the Bible

is used to designate any action or word or thing as reckoned to a person. Thus in doctrinal language (1) the sin of Adam is imputed to all his descendants, i.e., it is reckoned as theirs, and they are dealt with therefore as guilty; (2) the righteousness of Christ is imputed to them that believe in him, or so attributed to them as to be considered their own; and (3) our sins are imputed to Christ, i.e., he assumed our "law-place," undertook to answer the demands of justice for our sins. In all these cases the nature of imputation is the same (Rom. 5:12-19; comp. Philemon 1:18, 19).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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