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- n. An underestimate
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of estimating at too low a rate, or the state of being so estimated; undervaluation.
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- n. an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
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While quantifying the full extent of the resulting cost underestimation is beyond the scope of our study, the underestimation is clearly economically significant.
I would just like to point out that unless the authors of the quoted paper ARE willing to quantify “the full extent of the resulting cost underestimation”, why should we accept their conclusion that “the underestimation is clearly economically significant”? —
This is a comment on the work related to what we think is a specific and serious drawback of the *statistical methods* applied for reconstructions, namely the underestimation of the low-frequency variability.
It's not an "underestimation" of Dion to say he's not a great communicator, for example.
The Biloxi Sun-Herald, which twice endorsed Barbour for governor, wrote that Barbour's "underestimation" of the oil disaster left had left Mississippi's Gulf Coast "more vulnerable" than that of neighboring states.
Our method adjusts the biased cCFR by a factor of underestimation which is informed by the time from symptom onset to death.
Kocka calls such figures an "underestimation," due largely to a shortage of information.
This sense of instant accessibility was easy to confuse with ready understanding: it was a fatal underestimation of cultural and religious difference.
Ignoring dependencies in the evolution of security prices across states leads to considerable underestimation of the variance of the number of electoral college votes received by a candidate, which in turn leads to overconfidence in predicting whether that candidate will win the election.
So, while Kant would certainly say that HSR advocates should be rigorously honest in their estimations of ridership, such a course would in fact lead to underestimation of ridership by those who make funding decisions.