imputation im‧pu‧ta‧tion [ˌɪmpjˈteɪʆn] noun
1. [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 bad:
imputation on

• A corporation may sue for an imputation on its trading reputation.

imputation of

• The 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 is:

• The Population Census used a procedure of imputation to infer values for those households which failed to return their forms.

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imputation UK US /ˌɪmpjʊˈteɪʃən/ noun
[C or U] LAW a suggestion that someone is guilty of something, or that something is the cause of something else: an imputation against sb/sth »

Nothing in the report carried any imputations against the company.

an imputation of sth »

There was no evidence to support the imputation of embezzlement of funds.

[U] a way of calculating something when you do not have the full or correct data: »

cost/data imputation

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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