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A positive difference score represents a student overestimate relative to the instructor's perception.
It's clear that Scheuplein grossly overestimates the importance of "natural" carcinogens, and that he uses that overestimate to persuade us to not worry about the "unnatural" ones-the chemicals that we spray, sprinkle, or let seep into our food.
The objects are three times as reflective as comets, which means that earlier size calculations were considerable overestimates.
Seebach's neural network model overestimates the extent to which a fetus can hear what nearby people say, Eimas contends.