overestimation overestimation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an appraisal that is too high
  2. (n) a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high

Usage(s):

  1. The shock of 911 provoked an overestimation of the risks we faced.
  2. Larson, whose surreal, pothead-meets-scientist take on humans' overestimation of their species made cartoons cool, prefers his nondrawing, noncelebrated existence.
  3. There were, of course, heavy penalties, for overestimation.

News

  • Kyrie Irving: 'I Needed' Wake-Up Call, Admits This Season Is a 'Challenge'

    The Cleveland Cavaliers can call the 2013-14 season a lot of things.  A disaster. A hopeless endeavor. A severe overestimation of their team's ability. A reality check. A failure to meet the lofty expectations.  Kyrie Irving is just going to call it a challenge.  The 21-year-old point guard who will be starting for the Eastern Conference All-Star squad spoke with Jason Lloyd of the  Akron Beacon ...
    on February 2, 2014     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "It was a clear overestimation and there was no evidence of ill will or deliberate calculations," Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq told a news conference in Ottawa today.
    on Oct 7, 2009 By: Leona Aglukkaq Source: Toronto Star

  2. "This overestimation [by Arroyo] will create a false impression that all the fundamental issues are resolved," MILF chief negotiator Mahaqher Iqbal wrote on the group's Web site.
    on Aug 4, 2005 By: Allama Iqbal Source: ABS CBN News

  3. "There is an overestimation of the environment's sensitivity to CO2," said Dr. Patrick Michaels, senior fellow in environmental studies at the CATO Institute and a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists.
    on May 18, 2010 By: Pat Michaels Source: FOXNews

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