Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you estimate the number, size, value, amount, cost, etc. of something, you guess based on incomplete information. (noun) An estimate is a judgement of a size, value, amount, cost, etc., which is based on incomplete information.

Examples: (verb) It’s difficult to estimate how long it will take to get to London because it’s hard to tell how bad the traffic will be. (noun) The company will give you an estimate of the cost before doing any work.

Synonyms: nouns: estimation. verbs: guess.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 A