misestimation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n misestimation a mistake in calculating
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Usage

In literature:

I believe we misestimate Mahomet's faults even as faults: but the secret of him will never be got by dwelling there.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
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In science:

Our second systematic is due to a possible misestimation of R200 in our cluster sample, based on the LX − M200 scaling relation of Reiprich & B¨ohringer (2002) – see § 2.1.
The Multi-Epoch Nearby Cluster Survey: type Ia supernova rate measurement in z~0.1 clusters and the late-time delay time distribution
If this relation fails, it can only be for one of three reasons: 1) normal statistical fluctuations, 2) misestimation of the errors, 3) problems in the model.
chi^2 and Linear Fits
What looks like a signal for a 125 GeV Higgs boson could be a result of misestimated backgrounds and random fluctuations.
Through a glass, darkly: theory summary
One must be careful not to confuse them with primary pions. d) Different time-dependent selection criteria for charged and neutral B ’s can lead one to misestimate the mixing of neutral B ’s with their antiparticles. (I thank P.
Present and Future Aspects of CP Violation
The LTB-based void-wall models considered here contain various simplifications that may misestimate the backreaction of the real universe.
On the role of shear in cosmological averaging
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