Definition of Guessing

1. Noun. An estimate based on little or no information.

Exact synonyms: Dead Reckoning, Guess, Guesswork, Shot
Generic synonyms: Approximation, Estimate, Estimation, Idea
Derivative terms: Guess, Guess, Guess



Definition of Guessing

1. Noun. The act of making a guess; estimate or prediction; foresight ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of guess) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Guessing

1. guess [v] - See also: guess

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Literary usage of Guessing

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1908)
"... every one except observer R., though the difference between the hands was not very marked. VII. A STUDY IN guessing By MARIS STROH, A. MARGARET SHAW, ..."

2. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1901)
"The latter variety of games of chance is characterized as guessing games. ... Our special interest is in the guessing games of the first group. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1919)
"In my reply to Mr. Podmore, I challenged him to apply inference and guessing to certain specific data in the Report and he never replied. ..."

4. The Songs and Music of Friedrich Froebel's Mother Play (Mutter und Kose Lieder) by Friedrich Fröbel, Susan Elizabeth Blow (1895)
"Should you tell its prop - er name, You'll have won the guessing game ; Setz mf ritard. ^ ^= =\=S£ a tempo. ue your tasting must be alow, That the fla- vor ..."

5. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"... flashing of the statue's eyes, they too declared their credence in a spirit—not guessing that there was a spirit there, and sound young flesh to boot. ..."

6. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1906)
"... for the River St. John's, where there is a Spanish Settlement: But as this is known to himself alone, it is only guessing his Designs at Random. FRIDAY. ..."

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