[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹˌɛstɪmˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  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 overestimation In A Sentence

  • Our expectation was that orgasm would lead to greater total recall error by producing greater overestimation.
  • This overestimation means many taxpayers are able to deduct amounts that are actually private expenses.
  • The negative and positive signs on the ordinate mean, respectively, underestimation and overestimation of the expected values.
  • Big overestimation in the actual salary of Midwives (adjusters too probably, but I have less experience there). Much crying all around.
  • A certain presumptuousness and overestimation, derived from Calvinism, made them almost sound like proselytising preachers.
  • overestimation of future CO2 sink saturation overestimation of historic aerosol cooling underestimation of solar forcing neglection of unforced internal variability of the climate system overestimation of historic volcanic cooling SPM released « Climate Audit
  • Overestimation of height and underestimation of weight in overweight people will magnify underestimation of body mass index.
  • The personality trait that best predicted the overestimation bias was fearfulness, not other negative-affect traits such as anxiety or anger. Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea
  • Skin-fold thickness may lead to an overestimation of body fatness.
  • Airey DC (2003) Inappropriate choice of the experimental unit leads to a dramatic overestimation of the significance of quantitative trait loci for prepulse inhibition and startle response in recombinant congenic mice. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
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