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estimate

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈes.tɪ.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. [+ (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.
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estimated
adjective uk   /-meɪ.tɪd/  us   /-meɪ.t̬ɪd/
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B2 an estimated cost/value

estimate

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈes.tɪ.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. We'll accept the lowest of three estimates for the building work. a conservative (= low) estimate a rough (= not exact) estimate
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