Definition of estimative in English:

estimative

adjective

See estimate

  • ‘In October 1965, the Joint Intelligence Committee (the United Kingdom's highest estimative body) advised the political leadership that even a full trade embargo would ‘not in itself have crippling effects on the Rhodesian economy.’’
  • ‘Intelligence analysts, though, use estimative processes to create some analyses, thus ‘artificially creating the future through the selection of starting assumptions and scenario creation’.’
  • ‘Our failure to detect a traveling wave in this ratio could not be attributed to the low power of the test, as the estimative power was high.’
  • ‘Like all kinds of intelligence, estimative intelligence starts with the available facts, but then explores the unknown, even the unknowable.’

Pronunciation

estimative

/ˈɛstɪmətɪv/