estimateverb [ T ]uk /ˈes.tɪ.meɪt/ us /ˈes.tə.meɪt/
Government sources estimate a long-term 50 percent increase in rail fares. 政府消息人士估計火車票價將有一個漲幅達50%的長期調漲。
- Red Cross officials estimate that 20 000 refugees streamed into the city last week.
- The estimated costs of the building project are well over £1 million.
- We had estimated about 300 visitors, but the actual number was much higher.
- We estimate the potential market for the new phones to be around one million people in this country alone.
- It has been estimated that one in eight couples is infertile.
estimatenoun [ C ]uk /ˈes.tɪ.mət/ us /ˈes.tə.mət/
The number of people who applied for the course was 120 compared with an initial estimate of between 50 and 100. 最初估計申請選修這門課程的學生也就是50到100人，可是實際上報名的有120人。
- She made a rough estimate/calculation of the likely cost.
- If I said there were three million unemployed, that would be a conservative estimate.
- Their estimate of the cost of the project was wildly inaccurate.
- Our estimates were only out by a few dollars.
- We'll accept the lowest of three estimates for the building work.