Translation of "estimate" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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estimateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈes.tɪ.meɪt/ us /ˈes.tə.meɪt/

B2 to guess or calculate the cost, size, value, etc. of something

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。
[ + (that) ] They estimate (that) the journey will take at least two weeks. 他們估計這次行程至少需要兩周時間。
[ + question word ] It was difficult to estimate how many trees had been destroyed. 很難估計有多少樹被毀。

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estimatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈes.tɪ.mət/ us /ˈes.tə.mət/

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. 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。
We'll accept the lowest of three estimates for the building work. 在對這項建築工程的三個投標中,我們將採納報價最低的那個。
a conservative (= low) estimate 保守估計
a rough (= not exact) estimate 粗略估計

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(Translation of “estimate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)