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See also: guess-work
From guess + work. Compare Dutch giswerk (“guesswork”).
guesswork (countable and uncountable, plural guessworks)
- An estimate, judgment or opinion made by guessing, from limited information.
- 1911, William Anthony Granville, Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus:
- By a careful study of the figure we might suspect that when the rectangle becomes a square its area would be the greatest, but this would at best be mere guesswork. A better way would evidently be to plot the graph of the function (1) and note its behavior.
estimate, judgment or opinion