guesstimate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v guesstimate estimate based on a calculation
    • n guesstimate an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing
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Usage


In news:

Unusual weather advances date of fruit crop Guesstimate .
Plus a hammer, a saw, and a knack for "guesstimating" lengths and angles.
Angle - 76 Tip to Tip Current Guesstimation.
I do not know, but my guesstimate is at least 500.
And this isn't just a guesstimate, it's an actual record recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records.
DES MOINES, Iowa — For the nation's pollsters, bragging rights are on the line in Iowa, Ohio, Florida and across the battlegrounds as they unleash a final torrent of guesstimates.
He guesstimates his record collection has "upwards of a quarter million counting all the trash and treasures".
But she guesstimates one-fourth of her time is spent handling routine traffic issues.
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In science:

Table III gives a few numerical values for this expression, which can be used instead of the “guesstimate” of Ref. , E [C 2 ] − E [C ]2 ∼ pC (1 − pC )/(2 d N ).
Cover art: issues in the metric-guided and metric-less placement of random and stochastic template banks
Anyway, since this probability distribution is based on the same approximation used for the guesstimate of the variance of the covering fraction, it must be used cum grano salis : it may not provide, as claimed, 10%-accurate predictions at higher d, or with different covering fractions.
Cover art: issues in the metric-guided and metric-less placement of random and stochastic template banks
The “(?)” indicates guesstimate as good information has so far not been found by the author.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
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