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a valuing or rating by the mind, without actually measuring, weighing, or the like; rough or approximate calculation; as, an estimate of the cost of a building, or of the quantity of water in a pond. Weigh success in a moral balance, and our whole estimate is changed. (j. C. Shairp)

Synonym: estimate, estimation, Esteem.

The noun estimate, like its verb, supposes chiefly an exercise of judgment in determining the amount, importance, or magnitude of things, with their other exterior relations; as, an estimate of expenses incurred; a true estimate of life, etc. Esteem is a moral sentiment made up of respect and attachment, the valuation of a person as possessing useful qualities or real worth. Thus we speak of the esteem of the wise and good as a thing greatly to be desired. Estimation seems to waver between the two. In our version of the Scriptures it is used simply for estimate; as, If he be poorer than thy estimation. . In other cases, it verges toward esteem; as, I know him to be of worth and worthy estimation. . It will probably settle down at last on this latter sense. Esteem is the value we place upon some degree of worth. It is higher than simple approbation, which is a decision of judgment. It is the commencement of affection. No; dear as freedom is, and in my hearts just estimation prized above all price. (Cowper)

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... that older people have proportionally larger noses and ears since their internal structure is mostly cartilage. I guess you could use this to estimate how old somebody was.

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Topic: Changes on our face when we grow
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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

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by Seth90210
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:38 am
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... and inferring phylogeny. This if very effective; because the number of mutations is much larger than one per new individual. A recently published estimate is 70 new mutations per diploid individual in humans. See: Rates and fitness consequences of new mutations in humans (2012) by Keightley PD, ...

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