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Definition of "estimator" [es•ti•ma•tor]

  • A person who estimates, especially one who estimates costs (noun)
  • A function of a random sample of a population used to estimate some parameter of the whole population (noun)

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Use "estimator" in a sentence
  • "Law Number VIII: The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade arithmetic."
  • "However, as far as I can see, the estimator is the ordinal LS estimator, which indeed is optimal under various criteria."
  • "Ask if your company has this kind of estimator and make sure you take advantage of flexible spending accounts."