overestimate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ estimate

Verb[edit]

overestimate (third-person singular simple present overestimates, present participle overestimating, simple past and past participle overestimated)

  1. To judge too highly.
    I overestimated the number of attendees, and bought far too much food for the party.

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Noun[edit]

overestimate (plural overestimates)

  1. An estimation that ends up being too high.
    • 2013, Peter Karl Kresl, ‎Jaime Sobrino, Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Urban Economies
      The employment projection for the metropolitan area for 1985 was an overestimate by about 12 percent.