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Estimation vs Surmise - What's the difference?

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Estimation is a related term of surmise.

As a noun estimation

is the process of making an estimate.

As a verb surmise is




Alternative forms

* (archaic)


(en noun)
  • The process of making an estimate.
  • The amount, extent, position, size, or value reached in an estimate.
  • Esteem or favourable regard.
  • Derived terms

    * estimate




    (en noun)
  • Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess.
  • surmises of jealousy or of envy
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • No man ought to be charged with principles he actually disowns, unless his practices contradict his profession; not upon small surmises .
  • * 1919 ,
  • The meeting had been devoid of incident. No word had been said to give me anything to think about, and any surmises I might make were unwarranted. I was intrigued.
  • Reflection; thought; posit.
  • (Shakespeare)


  • To conjecture, to opine or to posit with contestable premises.