overestimate

[ US /ˌoʊvɝˈɛstəˌmeɪt/ ]
[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹˈɛstɪmət/ ]
VERB
  1. assign too high a value to
    You are overestimating the value of your old car
  2. make too high an estimate of
    He overestimated his own powers
NOUN
  1. an appraisal that is too high
  2. a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
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How To Use overestimate In A Sentence

  • If the inducing angle is overestimated, the test line should be seen as parallel when it is actually rotated away from the nearby arm of the angle
  • Imagine you completely mess up her measurements and overestimate her bust or waist?
  • Over at Overcoming Bias, the smartest man I know argues that we underestimate the quality of women's lives - and overestimate the quality of men's lives - because the genders have different propensities to complain. The Social Psychology of Gender Bias, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Because many of the above estimates of divergence times far exceed the times of first appearance of land plants in the fossil record, they might be overestimates.
  • It is possible that the genome length estimates of these maps were overestimated.
  • But perhaps he overestimates the sturdiness of the SAT-based meritocracy that he wishes to see deposed.
  • But he overestimates the extent to which the supremacy of nurture is generally accepted.
  • By contrast, a random-sample study will never return an overestimate because it can never sample the rare event more than once.
  • It wouldn't be the first time we've overestimated the power of the American idea - and encountered some rough beast that is untameable.
  • Such effects would include: overestimates or underestimates of results during the observation and recording phase of an experiment, errors in interpreting the data, and the fabrication of data.
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