- guess|work [ˈgeswə:k US -wə:rk] n [U]the method of trying to find the answer to something by guessing▪ There's a lot of guesswork in these calculations.
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Guesswork — Guess work , n. Work performed, or results obtained, by guess; conjecture. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
guesswork — index conjecture, estimate (idea), estimation (calculation), inference, speculation (conjecture) … Law dictionary
guesswork — also guess work, 1725, from GUESS (Cf. guess) + WORK (Cf. work) … Etymology dictionary
guesswork — ► NOUN ▪ the process or results of guessing … English terms dictionary
guesswork — [ges′wʉrk΄] n. 1. the act of guessing 2. a judgment, result, etc. arrived at by guessing … English World dictionary
guesswork — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure ▪ educated ▪ Their results owe more to educated guesswork than to actual knowledge. VERB + GUESSWORK ▪ be based on ▪ … Collocations dictionary
guesswork — [[t]ge̱swɜː(r)k[/t]] N UNCOUNT Guesswork is the process of trying to guess or estimate something without knowing all the facts or information. The question of who planted the bomb remains a matter of guesswork … English dictionary
guesswork — guess|work [ ges,wɜrk ] noun uncount the process of trying to find the answer to something by guessing, or the answer found by using this method: a theory based on pure guesswork … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
guesswork — noun (U) the method of trying to find the answer to something by guessing: In this study, scientific methods seem to have been replaced by guesswork … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
guesswork — noun the educated guesswork we rely on in our research Syn: guessing, conjecture, surmise, supposition, assumptions, presumptions, speculation, hypothesizing, theorizing, prediction; approximations, rough calculations; hunches; informal… … Thesaurus of popular words