[ UK /ˌʌndəɹˌɛstɪmˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
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How To Use underestimation In A Sentence

  • Ignoring the heterogeneity may lead to a serious underestimation of sample sizes.
  • We call the multiplicative factor in equation (4) the factor of underestimation, PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Usually the film badge is worn underneath the lead apron, which introduces a very serious underestimation of the real dose.
  • He says the budget inherited from the previous administration and gross underestimation of the cost of services, including refuse collection, are to blame.
  • They continued dogmatically with the Left sectarian mistakes such as over-assessment of the international situation and the subjective strength, and an underestimation of the enemy forces and hence could not build any movement of significance. Interview with Ganapathy, General Secretary, CPI(Maoist)
  • And there was the calamitous underestimation of the fighting power and resolution of the soldiers.
  • We use a standard correction for this underestimation, as follows.
  • On the part of therapist, lack of empathy, negative countertransference, underestimation of the severity of the patient's problems, and poor technique all have been associated with negative outcome.
  • When small samples are used to estimate population standard deviations, the results are biased in the direction of underestimation.
  • The negative and positive signs on the ordinate mean, respectively, underestimation and overestimation of the expected values.
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