guessing game

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n guessing game a game in which participants compete to identify some obscurely indicated thing
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Usage

In literature:

I guess they are just tired of the game.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
I guess you can't keep me away from games!
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
And I guess there's some fancy skirts somewhere in the game.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
It's my game, I guess, to stay around and watch.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
Now he was presented with his own guessing game.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
I knows that game, and I guess the climate o' Canady suits my constitution.
"His Lordship's Leopard" by David Dwight Wells
Guess he must have had a suspicion all along we'd break up his game.
"Air Service Boys Over The Enemy's Lines" by Charles Amory Beach
I guess I never did get half as much fun outen any game I tackled before.
"Eagles of the Sky" by Ambrose Newcomb
He could not guess what game he might flush, but he was keen as a bloodhound in the chase.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
When the right thing is guessed, another goes out of the room and the game is repeated.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
He's a gold-brick swindler, an' I guess up to any other woozy game he can make pay!
"Dick Hamilton's Fortune" by Howard R. Garis
His game's going up in smoke to-night, or I miss my guess.
"Thirty" by Howard Vincent O'Brien
Games of mental skill: twenty questions, guessing contests, writing of topical poems and jingles.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
I guess that's how you happen to put up such a dandy game yourself, eh?
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
I can give you chapter and verse if you like, but that would only be wasting time, and I can guess what Copley's game is, too.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
I didn't think you knew a thing about the game, but I guess you do.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
I guess you'll get into a game yet.
"Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days" by Howard R. Garis
But I take it you ain't used to mountains and this sort of game, and so I guess ye'd better hitch the end round yer waist.
"Ross Grant Tenderfoot" by John Garland
He can understand that and won't suspect you of guessing he's engaged in another game.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
The men amuse themselves sometimes with a game of guessing.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
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In news:

'AFV' host Tom Bergeron with studio audience members participating in one of games involving guessing what will happen in the clip that pepper the broadcast.
In case you hadn't guessed from my previous columns, I'm very fond of games that are straightforward on the surface but have clever twists and hidden depths to them.
DeMint departure kicks off Senate resignation guessing game.
It's a fool's game to guess whose momentum is greater.
Don't play a guessing game, advises Nebraska farmer Larry Mussack.
Before you watch it, take a guess at how many times per game Steve Nash high- fives Suns teammates.
RG3 guessing game continues for Browns.
Colorado's weekend snow still a guessing game, forecasters say.
In China, a guessing game.
With Bluetooth wireless headsets becoming as trendy as iPhones and Blackberry's, I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the increasing games of one-upmanship that are being played.
It's the biggest guessing game on Madison Avenue: what will Donny do.
The Hilltop Lancers may have taken some of the guessing game out of which team will win this year's Metro Conference girls field hockey championship after defeating Otay Ranch and Bonita Vista for a 2-0 start in league play.
Spiller isn't about to second-guess the offensive game plan or start lobbying for more carries.
The guessing game about President Barack Obama’s second-term cabinet has already started, and one of the biggest questions is who will replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and how that will affect US foreign policy.
The Buffalo Bills will be holding their annual Alumni Foundation weekend in conjunction with Sunday's game against the Chiefs, and guess who's coming to dinner.
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In science:

The game registers the sub ject’s choice, and informs the sub ject immediately whether his/her guess is correct or incorrect (Figures 3 and 4).
Is It Real, or Is It Randomized?: A Financial Turing Test
In order to conclude the proof of Theorem 1 it remains to show how the special block identified in Claim 6 can be used to show that boxes A and B satisfying the claim’s assumptions may be used successfully in the guessing game.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
Consider the following strategy for Alice and Bob in the guessing game.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
The guessing game can now start: Alice and Bob are separated and Bob is given his secret input y .
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
As in the proof of Theorem 1 we will prove Theorem 2 by contradiction, through a reduction to the guessing game.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
Previously in the guessing game Alice tried to guess Bob’s secret input y ∈ {0, 1}.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
The reconstruction paradigm states that, as a consequence, there is a strategy for Eve that successfully predicts the entire string B , given a subset of its bits as advice — exactly what is needed from Eve to facilitate Alice’s task in the guessing game.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
The second has to do with the role of the advice bits: since they come from B ’s output B we need to ensure that, in the guessing game, Alice can indeed provide this auxiliary information to Eve, without communicating with Bob.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
Completing the reduction to the guessing game.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
In the guessing game it is Alice who needs to hand the advice bits to Eve.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
This leak of information defeats the purpose of the guessing game, which is to demonstrate signaling between A and B .
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
We proceed to formally prove Theorem 2, using Lemma 3 to perform a reduction to the guessing game (Lemma 3 is proved in Appendix B).
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
Based on this claim we can show an analogue of Claim 6 which will let us complete the reduction to the guessing game.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
The reduction to the guessing game should now be clear, and follows along the same lines as the proof of Theorem 1 given in Section 4.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
The guessing game can now start: Alice and Bob are separated and Bob is given his secret input y .
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
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