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What Is Imputation? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS IMPUTATION – In this topic, we will first know and learn the definition of this term and how is this term used in sentences.



The Oxford Dictionary defines the term as the following:

  • a charge or claim that someone has done something undesirable; an accusation.
  • the action or process of ascribing righteousness, guilt, etc. to someone by virtue of a similar quality in another.
  • the assignment of a value to something by inference from the value of the products or processes to which it contributes.

Meanwhile, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • the act of imputing
  • omething imputed


Here are some of the following synonyms:

  • innuendo
  • insinuation
  • attribute
  • ascribe
  • assign
  • credit
  • accredit


It came from the root word impute, which is a late Middle English term, which is derived from the Old French imputer, which is from the Latin imputare or ‘enter in the account’.


Here are some examples of the usage of this term:

  • I resent the imputation that I’m nice to Grandmother because she has money.
  • Analyzing the core imputation vector set may instruct the decision makers in the lower level to form coalitions for making larger profits.
  • A diversified imputation system taking into consideration fault, danger, implications and injurious acts is an open and hierarchical system.
  • The emergence and development of imputation theory result from that in many cases causal theory can not be given for the results attributable to the full argument.

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