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English definition of “guess”

guess

noun [C]    /ɡes/
an attempt to give the right answer when you are not certain if you are right: Go on, take a guess. Someone’s guess is also an opinion about something, formed without any knowledge of the situation: I don’t know why she’s late, but my guess is she got off at the wrong exit.
(Definition of guess noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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