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imputation

From Longman Business Dictionaryimputationim‧pu‧ta‧tion /ˌɪmpjəˈteɪʃən/ noun1[countable, uncountable]LAW a suggestion that someone or something is the cause of a particular situation, or is responsible for a particular action, especially something badimputation onA corporation may sue for an imputation on its trading reputation.imputation ofThe company wished to avoid the imputation of blame for the accident.2[uncountable]STATISTICS a method of calculating the value of something when you do not know what the actual value isThe Population Census used a procedure of imputation to infer values for those households which failed to return their forms.
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