Definition of underestimate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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BrE BrE//ˌʌndərˈestɪmət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈestɪmət//
(also underestimation
BrE BrE//ˌʌndərˌestɪˈmeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˌestɪˈmeɪʃn//
[countable, uncountable]
an estimate about the size, cost, etc. of something that is too low My guess of 400 proved to be a serious underestimate.
opposite overestimate
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: underestimate

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