from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make too low an estimate of the quantity, degree, or worth of.
  • n. An estimate that is or proves to be too low.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To perceive (someone or something) as having a lower value, quantity, worth etc. than what it actually has.
  • n. An estimate or perception that is too low.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of underestimating; too low an estimate.
  • transitive v. To set too low a value on; to estimate below the truth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To estimate at too low a rate; not to value sufficiently.
  • n. An estimate or valuing at too low a rate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
  • v. make a deliberately low estimate
  • v. assign too low a value to
  • v. make too low an estimate of


under- +‎ estimate (Wiktionary)



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