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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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We cannot judge who lives or dies based on a guesstimate," Hontiveros said.
Again, the court held the SEC needed to guesstimate this subset of costs
While the three-year year average for West Central Michigan is 56 million pounds, the Guesstimate for 2012 is six million pounds.
As a result, Birmingham education authority has been resigned to producing a best 'guesstimate' for the work of 11 and 14-year-olds, although provisional figures have shown a further improvement at both Key Stage levels.
Answering a question from Councillor Joe Michna, Cllr Budd said it would be wrong to "guesstimate" when the first new development would take place in the area where homes were being demolished.
It's a bit of a guesstimate with regards to the trip as I'm sure she will stay a mile and a quarter, but we don't know about a mile and three plus."
Instead, Bush stood by his count from December, when he said that "more or less" 30,000 Iraqis had been killed--a wild guesstimate that Press Secretary Scott McClellan emphasized at the time was not an official government count.
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.
Some people get into the habit of making a hybrid word when they can't quite come up with the right one (guesstimate, for example), or they link words in a nontraditional way (do you problem-solve, or do you solve problems?).
This "guesstimate" is often made before any benchmarking or process review has been undertaken, and the scope of the project is largely unknown.
Americans aware of the trouble ahead: rough guesstimate by the editor.
Combined costs of the materials (paper,envelopes etc) plus salaries and postage charges must have been in the region of pounds 20,000 (at a conservative guesstimate) and was presumably funded from our sky- high council taxes.