an estimate based on little or no information (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑guess, ↑guesswork, ↑shot, ↑dead reckoning
Derivationally related forms: ↑guess, ↑guess (for: ↑guess)
Hypernyms: ↑estimate, ↑estimation, ↑approximation, ↑idea

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