• WordNet 3.6
    • n estimator an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Netherlands is the lowest country in the world. An estimated 40% of its land is below sea level.
    • n estimator One who estimates or judges.
    • n estimator A weighing-scale adapted to the estimating of the quantity of material in a gross (or other number) of articles by weighing a single article. A drop-forging or other article is placed on the scale-pan, and the sliding weight on the beam is moved until it balances the article, when it indicates, by the marks on the beam, the total weight of the desired number of the same kind of article.
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  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are.”
  • Mark Twain
    “To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.”
  • George William Curtis
    George William Curtis
    “The test of civilization is its estimate of women.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    “Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden.”
  • Henry Ford
    “The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's success.”


In literature:

The influence of Christianity on population is very difficult to estimate.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
Tom estimates a man according to his horse, and his civility is regulated according to his estimation.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
At noon their estimated course and distance performed in the last 24 hours were W. by N. 251/2 miles; estimated Latitude 12 deg.
"The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765" by J. E. Heeres
The annual product of the silver mines of South America, at the present time, is estimated to be $22,000,000.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2" by Various
Estimated twelve minutes before we reach it.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The grand total was estimated at 400 pieces.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
Erb estimated 12 per cent for Berlin, and other estimates give 12 per cent for London.
"The Third Great Plague" by John H. Stokes
The whole quantity of blood in the body is estimated on an average to be about one-ninth of its entire weight.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
These earthquake scenarios represent the largest magnitude events estimated on the basis of a variety of geologic assumptions.
"An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken" by Various
The loss sustained by the Americans in this action has been estimated at three hundred killed, and six hundred wounded.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)" by John Marshall
If this be so, what limits can we assign to the work, or how estimate the duty, of those intrusted with the education of the young?
"Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions" by George S. Boutwell
And there are other conditions which may modify the estimate both favorably and unfavorably.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
He estimates their number at about 4000, about 800 of whom are destitute.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Keep the estimate within the closest possible limits and take the mean of the two estimates as the range.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Now he has great possessions, estimated all the way from $5,000,000 to twice as much.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The estimate given of their numbers is approximate, as no census has been taken.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The character of Kepler's genius is especially difficult to estimate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
Make an estimate of the cost of utensils for the home kitchen from a price list obtained from some standard furnishing shop.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
The country within the Kachin hill tracts is roughly estimated at 19,177 sq.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
The cost he estimated at five millions.
"Historic Highways of America (Vol. 14)" by Archer Butler Hulbert

In poetry:

Among our estimable neighbours
A decent and decorous life:
I've earned by my protracted labours
The title of a model wife.
"After the Golden Wedding (Three Soliloquies)" by James Kenneth Stephen
Was he not just? Was any wronged
By that assured self-estimate?
He took but what to him belonged,
Unenvious of another's state.
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
You know, I try, when darkness falls,
to estimate to some degree —
by marking off the grief in miles —
the distance now from you to me.
"For Schoolchildren" by Joseph Brodsky
"I feel for you, poor boy, acutely;
I would not wish to give you pain;
Your pangs I estimate minutely, -
I, too, have loved, and loved in vain.
"Little Oliver" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Which is, that this of all the men on earth
Doth love me well enough to count me great—
To think my soul and his of equal girth—
O liberal estimate!
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow
Then by the rule that made the horsetail bare,
I pluck out year by year, as hair by hair,
And melt down ancients like a heap of snow:
While you, to measure merits, look in Stowe,
And estimating authors by the year,
Bestow a garland only on a bier.
"Imitations of Horace: The First Epistle of the Second Book" by Alexander Pope

In news:

Between performances at The Smith Center, First Friday and The Pride Parade, the city estimates about 40,000 people to flock downtown for the festivities.
But every day that doesn't happen puts another $16,000 or so in his till, Carlson estimates.
The Odyssey crew estimated the group to be over 1000 animals.
Our aim was to estimate global and regional mortality in 2000 caused by smoking, including an analysis of uncertainty.
The auction earned a total of $682,200, meeting the $617,000/792,900 presale estimate.
The National Auctioneers Association estimates that only 7 percent of auctioneers nationwide are women, and perhaps only a dozen specialize full-time in what Sorbo does, charity auctions.
Study Estimates Lifetime Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Autoimmune Diseases.
One in 12 women and one in 20 men in the US will develop some sort of autoimmune disease in their lifetime, according to new estimates.
Higden said all the backhoes he has estimates on are four-wheel drive.
Bankrate Shares Fall on Lower Estimates.
The shark was about 10 feet long and estimated to weigh more than 1,000 pounds.
The method for Relevance Estimation and Value Calibration of EA parameters (REVAC) is empirically evaluated in two different ways.
Officials say such rare Halloween coloration is estimated to occur once in every 50 million lobsters.
Late Tuesday afternoon, a lifeguard at Gurney's Inn in Montauk was knocked from his surfboard close to shore by a shark estimated to have been between five and six feet long.
The United States is sending a senior envoy to Kyrgyzstan, where ethnic violence has killed at least 700 people and driven an estimated 200,000 people to neighboring Uzbekistan.

In science:

Therefore y/τ is the estimated background in the signal region and x − y/τ is an estimate for the signal rate λ. T is the maximum likelihood estimator of λ, and it is the quantity used in Feldman and Cousins without being set to 0 when x − y/τ is negative.
How to Claim a Discovery
All of these have distances estimated to be 90 pc or greater, but they are, in fact, likely to be much closer than estimated (i.e. the distances are incorrect), so their distance estimates are bracketed in Table 2 to distinguish them from presumed dwarfs whose distance estimates are plausibly accurate.
The Solar Neighborhood XV: Discovery of New High Proper Motion Stars with mu >= 0.4"/yr between Declinations -47 degrees and 00 degrees
As a result, when the JAB method is employed with such estimators of the block size, the corresponding JAB variance estimator is expected to estimate the additional variability in the bootstrapped estimators ˆϕj n ( ˆℓ), j = 1, 2, consistently.
Consistency of the jackknife-after-bootstrap variance estimator for the bootstrap quantiles of a studentized statistic
For estimation of parameters and the standardization of data we use maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) and an equivariant integrated squared error estimator (EISE) which minimizes the weighted integral.
Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Symmetric Stable Distributions -- Empirical Characteristic Function Approach
As equivariant estimators we consider maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) and an equivariant integrated squared error estimator (EISE) defined in (2.6) below.
Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Symmetric Stable Distributions -- Empirical Characteristic Function Approach
The shear estimator of Kaiser (2000) is more mathematically rigorous than the currently most widely used shear estimator (Kaiser, Squires, & Broadhurst 1995), but it displays a significant non-linear response to shear, unlike most other shear estimators.
The Cluster Mass Function from Weak Gravitational Lensing
Note that for a linear estimator, e.g., for the sample mean, ˆθn = ¯Xn we have ¯Xn = (n − 1) ¯Xn−1/n +Xn/n, that is ˆθn = ˆθn−1 (n − 1)/n +Xn/n, indicating that the estimator ˆθn at each step n can be obtained recursively using the estimator at the previous step ˆθn−1 and the new information Xn .
Recursive Parameter Estimation: Asymptotic expansion
An estimator defined by (1.4) is a recursive analogue of the corresponding M -estimator defined as a solution of the estimating equation (1.2).
Recursive Parameter Estimation: Asymptotic expansion
The difference is , and the error estimate of the difference is so that the two estimates of the flux, both based on data from all runs, differ by about 2.4 sigma. On the assumption that the global likelihood estimate is correct, it follows that an estimate made by combining the data for individual runs is incorrect.
Analysis and packaging of radiochemical solar neutrino data. 1. Bayesian approach
The average of those estimations is often found to be a more robust estimator of θ, while the variance of the estimations gives an idea of the sensitivity of the estimator to the particular sample.
Resampling methods for parameter-free and robust feature selection with mutual information
Resampling approaches similar to the K-fold resampling (Jackknife, bootstrap, etc.) have also been used to get better estimates of the mutual information and to choose among several estimators (nearest neighbor-based, histogrambased, spline-based, etc) to estimate the mutual information between EEG signals .
Resampling methods for parameter-free and robust feature selection with mutual information
If the number of neighbors is too small, the estimation will have a large variance; if the number of neighbors is chosen too large, the variance of the estimator will be small, but all estimations will converge to zero, even for highly-dependent variables.
Resampling methods for parameter-free and robust feature selection with mutual information
While an optimal choice of k should in theory prevent estimator problems to lead to bad estimations of the mutual information, and therefore rule out values 5, 7, and 9 for k , we cannot guarantee that the optimal feature subset will correspond to the highest value of the estimated mutual information.
Resampling methods for parameter-free and robust feature selection with mutual information
Besides the problems mentioned in the last two sections in regard to the geophysical and empirical parameters estimated and the estimates obtained, there are also problems with some of the astronomical quantities involved and with the estimates obtained in ERA 2005 for some of them. 1.
Comments on the ERA-2005 numerical theory of Earth rotation
The fact that the estimate shown for e in Table 2 of Paper 2 is not consistent with any other estimates from astronomical observations makes doubtful the possibility of a reliable estimation of both e and pg .
Comments on the ERA-2005 numerical theory of Earth rotation