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Guestimate

The educated guess or estimate of an experienced architect, such as the approximation of total costs without having undertaken detailed calculations.
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Finally, the court never explained how a crude guesstimate of one
The sharks are usually fairly straightforward, but seahorses can be a little tricky and hermit crabs are always something of a guesstimate.
If it turns out that the guesstimate of Earth's rotation-time change were wrong, an adjustment could be made in the next go-round.
The statistical offices in many developing countries don't have the necessary staff, or they are suffering from a brain drain, or they send you a guesstimate that bears no relation to reality.
In the past, businesses were forced to sort through piles of open sales and purchase orders -- all while a customer was waiting on hold -- to guesstimate the quantity that could be promised and when it would arrive.
It's impossible to say how much of a tax savings will result if you have a valid deduction but if you know what tax bracket you're in a guesstimate is possible.
Let's guesstimate that for every four traditional long-range Cheltenham punts, only half of them make it to the Festival, of which only half run in the race you thought they would, and only half of those go off at shorter prices than you took back in December.
It has been proposed that this cost be raised by the imposition of additional taxation, which, a guesstimate on my part tells me, would mean an additional tax burden on the Welsh people of pounds 400-pounds 500m, based on our proportion of the population.
Relying on a single audit that was little more than a statistical guesstimate, the court concluded that some 40,000 potential voters could be ``disenfranchised'' by the antiquated technology.
My own current guesstimate of the distribution of votes next time is Labour 38 per cent, Conservatives 35, Lib Dems 20, others seven.
Extracting Valley data from the overall city is often time-intensive and expensive - and a guesstimate to boot.
It would appear from our survey that brochure pricing is either just a very bad guesstimate or a figment of someone's imagination.