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    Is there such a word as estimable?

    This is how it was used -- Thus, time effect is not estimable due to the lack of degree of freedom.

    I could not find it in the dictionary.

    Thanks.

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    Thumbs up Re: Is there such a word as estimable?

    To answer the title question: indeed, there is.


    –adjective 1.worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration. 2.capable of being estimated.
    [Origin: 1425–75; late ME < MF < L aestimābilis, equiv. to aestim(āre) to esteem + -ābilis -able]

    —Related forms es‧ti‧ma‧ble‧ness, noun
    es‧ti‧ma‧bly, adverb

    —Synonyms 1. reputable, respectable, admirable, laudable, meritorious, excellent, good.
    —Antonyms 1. contemptible.


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    adj.
    1. Possible to estimate: estimable assets; an estimable distance.
    2. Deserving of esteem; admirable: an estimable young professor.
    [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin aestimhttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/g.../GIF/amacr.gifbilis, from aestimhttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/g.../GIF/amacr.gifre, to value.]
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    estimable
    adj 1: deserving of respect or high regard [ant: contemptible] 2: deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" [syn: good, honorable, respectable] 3: may be computed or estimated; "a calculable risk"; "computable odds"; "estimable assets" [syn: computable]
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    Re: Is there such a word as estimable?

    To answer the string's title, yes. But the answer I was about to post was going to be 'Yes, but it's not used to mean 'susceptible to being estimated'; you've just proved me wrong!

    The usual meaning is 'of a reliable character'. It's rather dated - it's the sort of thing Jane Austen's heoines used to say about a man who was 'worth' marrying (but only financially).

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    Re: Is there such a word as estimable?

    Quote Originally Posted by crussell View Post
    This is how it was used -- Thus, time effect is not estimable due to the lack of degree of freedom.

    I could not find it in the dictionary.

    Thanks.
    In which dictionary did you look?

    es·ti·ma·ble (ĕs'tə-mə-bəl)
    adj.
    1. Possible to estimate: estimable assets; an estimable distance.
    2. Deserving of esteem; admirable: an estimable young professor.
    [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin aestimābilis, from aestimāre, to value.]
    es'ti·ma·ble·ness n.
    es'ti·ma·bly adv.

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