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guess·work

 (gĕs′wûrk′)
n.
1. The process of making guesses.
2. An estimate or judgment made by guessing.

guesswork

(ˈɡɛsˌwɜːk)
n
1. a set of conclusions, estimates, etc, arrived at by guessing
2. the process of making guesses

guess•work

(ˈgɛsˌwɜrk)

n.
work or procedure based on the making of guesses or conjectures.
[1715–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guesswork - an estimate based on little or no informationguesswork - an estimate based on little or no information
approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"

guesswork

noun speculation, theory, presumption, conjecture, estimation, surmise, supposition He bases his claim on a few facts and a lot of guesswork.

guesswork

noun
A judgment, estimate, or opinion arrived at by guessing:
Translations
بالتَّخْمين، على الظَّن
dohadyhádání
gætteri
találgatás
ágiskun

guesswork

[ˈgeswɜːk] Nconjeturas fpl
it's all guessworkson meras conjeturas

guesswork

[ˈgɛswɜːrk] n
This is just guesswork → Ce n'est qu'une simple hypothèse.
This isn't just guesswork. I know someone was in the house → Je ne dis pas ça au hasard. Je sais qu'il y avait quelqu'un dans la maison.
Who did it is a matter of guesswork → On n'a aucune certitude quant à l'identité du responsable.
I got the answer by guesswork → J'ai deviné la réponse.

guesswork

n(reine) Vermutung; there’s too much guesswork in historical essaysin historischen Aufsätzen wird zu viel vermutet; they did it by guessworksie haben nur geraten; it’s all guessworkdas sind doch nur Vermutungen, das ist doch alles nur geraten

guesswork

[ˈgɛsˌwɜːk] n I got the answer by guessworkho azzeccato la risposta

guess

(ges) verb
1. to say what is likely to be the case. I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.
2. (especially American) to suppose. I guess I'll have to leave now.
noun
an opinion, answer etc got by guessing. My guess is that he's not coming.
ˈguesswork noun
the process or result of guessing. I got the answer by guesswork.
anybody's guess
a matter of complete uncertainty. Who will win is anybody's guess.
References in classic literature ?
Also, I beg that these experimenters, or others, will set their fingers upon another pane, and add again the marks of the accused, but not placing them in the same order or relation to the other signatures as before--for, by one chance in a million, a person might happen upon the right marks by pure guesswork, ONCE, therefore I wish to be tested twice.
She accepted the inevitable conclusion that the guesswork of a moment had led her to discovery.
Thou dost not understand me, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "I only mean he must have made some compact with the devil to infuse this power into the ape, that he may get his living, and after he has grown rich he will give him his soul, which is what the enemy of mankind wants; this I am led to believe by observing that the ape only answers about things past or present, and the devil's knowledge extends no further; for the future he knows only by guesswork, and that not always; for it is reserved for God alone to know the times and the seasons, and for him there is neither past nor future; all is present.
We are coming now rather into the region of guesswork," said Dr.
Nay, if it is to be guesswork, let us all guess for ourselves.
In the leisure afforded we took turns working on our map, and by means of the compass and a little guesswork we set down the shoreline we had left and the three islands with fair accuracy.
For the part he had played, the details of which were practically all rumor and guesswork, quickly leaked out, and in consequence he became a much-execrated and well-hated man.
But two alternatives presented themselves: either to abandon the hope of making any discovery--or to attempt to penetrate Alban 's motives by means of pure guesswork, pursued in the dark.
A glance at him was quite sufficient to confirm the savage guesswork of a man in love.
Photos and drawings leave nothing to guesswork as they document step-by-step processes from initial casting to polishing the finished result.
While Robson Green's twitchy psychologist solves crimes with the appliance of pseudo-science and huge leaps of guesswork, here we have a crime fighter who skips all that pesky science stuff and just goes straight for the guesswork, based on his careful analysis of suspects' body language and photos stuck on their fridge.
Any learning Excel will find it one of the best guides available, leaving little to guesswork.