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estimate

verb [T] uk   /ˈes.tɪ.meɪt/ us  
B2 to guess the cost, size, value, etc. of something: Government sources estimate a long-term 50 percent increase in rail fares. [+ (that)] They estimate (that) the journey will take at least two weeks. [+ question word] It was difficult to estimate how many trees had been destroyed.Assessing and estimating valueAnalysing and evaluating
estimated
adjective uk   /-meɪ.tɪd/ us    /-meɪ.t̬ɪd/
B2 an estimated cost/valueApproximate

estimate

noun [C] uk   /ˈes.tɪ.mət/ us  
B2 a guess of what the size, value, amount, cost, etc. of something might be: The number of people who applied for the course was 120 compared with an initial estimate of between 50 and 100. We'll accept the lowest of three estimates for the building work. a conservative (= low) estimate a rough (= not exact) estimateGuesses and assumptions
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