


Definition: 
In the strict sense, an estimate is the particular value yielded by an estimator in a given set of circumstances.

Context: 
The expression is widely used to denote the rule by which such particular values are calculated. It seems preferable to use the word estimator for the rule of procedure, and estimate for the values to which it leads in particular cases.

Source
Publication: 
The International Statistical Institute, “The Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms”, edited by Yadolah Dodge, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Statistical
Theme: Methodological information (metadata) 
Glossary
Output Segments: 
SDMX

Created
on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 
Last
updated on Monday, December 19, 2005 












