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

  

underestimate

 noun
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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
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