underestimate n : an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value [syn: underestimation, underrating, underreckoning]
1 assign too low a value to; "Don't underestimate the value of this heirlooom-you may sell it at a good price" [syn: undervalue] [ant: overvalue, overvalue]
2 make a deliberately low estimate; "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed" [syn: lowball]
3 make too low an estimate of; "he underestimated the work that went into the renovation"; "Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river" [syn: underrate] [ant: overestimate]
to make too low an estimate
- an estimate that is too low
- Italian: sottostima
Estimation is the calculated approximation of a result which is usable even if input data may be incomplete, uncertain, or noisy.
In mathematics, approximation or estimation typically means finding upper or lower bounds of a quantity that cannot readily be computed precisely and is also an educated guess . While initial results may be unusably uncertain, recursive input from output, can purify results to be approximately accurate, certain, complete and noise-free.
underestimate in Czech: Odhad
underestimate in German: Schätzung
underestimate in Hungarian: Becslés
underestimate in Dutch: Schatten
underestimate in Polish: Szacowanie
underestimate in Simple English: Estimation
underestimate in Serbian: Процена