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estimate

English

Etymology

From ancient Latin word aes timare ("to value copper", note: copper was the currency in Ancient Rome).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
estimate

Plural
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estimate ({{{1}}})
  1. A rough calculation or guess.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A document (or verbal notification) specifying how much a job will probably cost.

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Verb

Infinitive
to estimate

Third person singular
estimates

Simple past
estimated

Past participle
estimated

Present participle
estimating

to estimate (third-person singular simple present estimates, present participle estimating, simple past and past participle estimated)
  1. to calculate roughly, often from imperfect data

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