1. an appraisal that is too high (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑overvalue (for: ↑overvaluation), ↑overestimate, ↑overestimate (for: ↑overestimate)
Hypernyms: ↑appraisal, ↑estimate, ↑estimation
2. a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
Derivationally related forms: ↑overrate (for: ↑overrating), ↑overestimate, ↑overestimate (for: ↑overestimate)
Hypernyms: ↑estimate, ↑estimation, ↑approximation, ↑idea

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