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estimate

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈestɪmət/
a guess as to what the size, value, amount, etc. of something might be: make/give/provide an estimate (of sth) Please provide an estimate of the increased cost for your business per annum. The estimates are based on a survey done in the early 1990s, so may no longer be accurate. The best estimate puts the total number of sales at about 1,000. a preliminary/initial/early estimaterough/accurate estimate At a rough estimate, three-quarters of the farms listed are working farms. a conservative/realistic/reasonable estimate
COMMERCE a statement for a possible customer about how much a piece of work should cost: give sb/provide/prepare an estimate He will compile the specifications, draw up plans, and prepare an estimate.ask for/obtain an estimate (for sth) We can offer advice on how to obtain estimates for minor repairs. If it is discovered that the cost will be greater than originally estimated, a revised estimate may then be sent to you.
→  See also cost estimate , earnings estimate , insurance estimate
Translations of “estimate”
in Korean 추정…
in Arabic تَقدير…
in Portuguese estimativa…
in Catalan càlcul, pressupost…
in Japanese 見積もり…
in Italian valutazione, preventivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 估計, 估算, 估價…
in Russian оценка, смета…
in Turkish tahmin, tahmini hesap/ücret/maliyet/fiyat, fiyat teklifi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 估计, 估算, 估价…
in Polish ocena, szacunek, wycena…
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