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misestimate

[v. mis-es-tuh-meyt; n. mis-es-tuh-mit] /v. mɪsˈɛs təˌmeɪt; n. mɪsˈɛs tə mɪt/
verb (used with object), misestimated, misestimating.
1.
to estimate wrongly or inadequately.
noun
2.
a wrong or inadequate estimate.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; mis-1 + estimate
Related forms
misestimation, noun
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Examples for misestimate
  • Despite this misestimate, however, the government broke no promise.
  • People also under-invest and they misestimate personal vulnerability.
  • Nonetheless, evaluation design issues confound the estimation of effect sizes and consequently misestimate benefits.
Word Origin and History for misestimate
v.

1778, from mis- (1) + estimate (v.). Related: Misestimated; misestimating.

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