# sample mean(x_bar) is estimator of the population mean and not "estimate"

In the video "Estimators and estimates", @1:00 it is said "sample mean(x_bar) is estimate of the population mean ".

Shouldn't it be "sample mean(x_bar) is * estimator *of the population mean and not "estimate" " ?

If not , could you please give the reason for the same?

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Hi there, the sample mean itself is the estimator (i.e. the concept of the sample mean), but the value of the sample mean is the estimator