What is an imputation?

What is an imputation? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription.
  2. That which has been imputed or charged.
  3. Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.
  4. (theology) A setting of something to the account of; the attribution of personal guilt or personal righteousness of another
  5. Opinion; intimation; hint.
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Associated standard deviations include a variance correction factor to account for variability as a result of the imputation process.
What was being said was close to an imputation, and members cannot get around rules against unparliamentary language by circumlocution.
Then we must in every way strain every nerve to avoid the imputation of being slaves?
In any event, she came forth with this imputation of careless work on the part of Dr. Lennon, an academic of some stature.
You say this article carries the imputation that your client is guilty of procuring arson.
He exonerates Indian epic poetry, however, from any imputation of Greek influence.

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