estimate

What is estimate?

estimate meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
1. An analysis of a foreign situation, development, or trend that identifies its major elements, interprets the significance, and appraises the future possibilities and the prospective results of the various actions that might be taken.
Source: JP 2-01

2. An appraisal of the capabilities, vulnerabilities, and potential courses of action of a foreign nation or combination of nations in consequence of a specific national plan, policy, decision, or contemplated course of action.
Source: JP 2-01

3. An analysis of an actual or contemplated clandestine operation in relation to the situation in which it is or would be conducted in order to identify and appraise such factors as available as well as needed assets and potential obstacles, accomplishments, and consequences. See also intelligence estimate.
Source: JP 2-01

 

reference: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

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estimate

What is estimate?

estimate meaning in Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
to determine roughly the size, extent, or nature of. Sample of use: How do scientists use sampling to estimate the number of hawks in Missouri?

 

reference: Missouri Departmen of Elementary & Secondary Education

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