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English definition of “est.”


written abbreviation for estimated: the town of Brownford ( est . population 14,000)Assessing and estimating valueAnalysing and evaluating written abbreviation for established : used with a date to show when a company or organization was begun : P. R. Jones & Co, Est . 1920Businesses and enterprises
(Definition of est. adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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