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The fact is that everybody around a college basketball game - the coaches, the announcers, even the referees at a lower level - calculates when the game is really over. They calculate it with intuition and guesswork.
Bill James

Meaning of "guesswork" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GUESSWORK

guesswork  [ˈɡɛsˌwɜːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GUESSWORK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Guesswork is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GUESSWORK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Guess

The word guess commonly refers to a conjecture or estimation. To "guess" is to make a prediction without sufficient information or knowledge. Guess or GUESS may also refer to: ▪ Guess, an American name-brand clothing line ▪ Guess, a variety show in Taiwan ▪ Guess, character in the Japanese manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure ▪ The GUESS Protocol of Gnutella ▪ The GUESS Graph Exploration System ▪ The General Usage Expert System Shell...

Definition of guesswork in the English dictionary

The definition of guesswork in the dictionary is a set of conclusions, estimates, etc, arrived at by guessing. Other definition of guesswork is the process of making guesses.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GUESSWORK


artwork
ˈɑːtˌwɜːk
casework
ˈkeɪsˌwɜːk
classwork
ˈklɑːsˌwɜːk
clockwork
ˈklɒkˌwɜːk
coursework
ˈkɔːsˌwɜːk
falsework
ˈfɔːlsˌwɜːk
framework
ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk
glasswork
ˈɡlɑːsˌwɜːk
homework
ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk
housework
ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk
lacework
ˈleɪsˌwɜːk
network
ˈnɛtˌwɜːk
paperwork
ˈpeɪpəˌwɜːk
patchwork
ˈpætʃˌwɜːk
piecework
ˈpiːsˌwɜːk
presswork
ˈprɛsˌwɜːk
teamwork
ˈtiːmˌwɜːk
trelliswork
ˈtrɛlɪsˌwɜːk
waxwork
ˈwæksˌwɜːk
wickerwork
ˈwɪkəˌwɜːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GUESSWORK

guess
guessable
guesser
guessing game
guesstimate
guest
guest beer
guest list
guest night
guest of honour
guest room
guest rope
guest star
guest worker
guestbook
guesten
guesthouse
guestimate
guestwise

WORDS THAT END LIKE GUESSWORK

all in a day´s work
at work
beadwork
field work
fieldwork
firework
footwork
groundwork
group work
metalwork
millwork
needlework
neural network
out of work
rework
social work
telework
wirework
woodwork
work

Synonyms and antonyms of guesswork in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «GUESSWORK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «guesswork» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of guesswork

Translation of «guesswork» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GUESSWORK

Find out the translation of guesswork to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of guesswork from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «guesswork» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

猜测
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conjeturas
570 millions of speakers

English

guesswork
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अटकलबाजी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التخمين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

догадки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

conjecturas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুমানপ্রসূত মত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conjecture
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tekaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rätselraten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

当て推量
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

추측
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Guesswork
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phỏng đoán
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யூகங்களை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तर्क
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

varsayım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

congetture
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zgadywanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

здогадки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

presupunerile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εικασία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

raaiwerk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gissningar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjetting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of guesswork

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GUESSWORK»

The term «guesswork» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.496 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GUESSWORK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about guesswork

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6 QUOTES WITH «GUESSWORK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word guesswork.
1
Andy Behrman
I think, when it comes to psychiatry, that a lot of people are overmedicated. I think when it comes to ECT a lot of people go through too much. I think there's a lot of guesswork in psychiatry.
2
Bill James
The fact is that everybody around a college basketball game - the coaches, the announcers, even the referees at a lower level - calculates when the game is really over. They calculate it with intuition and guesswork.
3
Guy Gavriel Kay
When we work with history, to a very great degree we are all guessing. But by using motifs of time and history in a fantasy setting, we are acknowledging that this educated guesswork, invention, fantasy underlie our treatment of the past and its peoples - and we are not claiming a right to do with them as we will.
4
Walter Lang
The Moon and Mars were the two most likely candidates for life in the solar system; what exists beyond our solar system is mere guesswork.
5
Terry McMillan
It takes me forever to say my prayers these days, but I don't care, because this time around, I want to make sure God doesn't have to do any guesswork.
6
Dave Sim
It was pure guesswork on my part back in 1979 as to whether I would have the stamina to write, pencil, ink, letter, tone, and fill the back of a monthly comic book for 26 years.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GUESSWORK»

Discover the use of guesswork in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to guesswork and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Guesswork
In the book, Guesswork written by krishnan Srinivasan, Dipak a street smart Anglo-Indian meets an elderly lady in Libya on his way to meet his sister in Europe.
Krishnan Srinivasan, 2005
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Prove It before You Promote It: How to Take the Guesswork ...
This book explodes the most common and costly marketing myths and draws on real, proven science to reveal how people actually behave in the marketplace—and how you can use that to your advantage.
Steve Cuno, 2008
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Treatment Planning in Psychotherapy: Taking the Guesswork ...
This user-friendly book helps clinicians of any theoretical orientation meet the challenges of evidence-based practice.
Sheila R. Woody, Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, Bethany A. Teachman, 2012
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Guesswork
In this splendid new collection, Jeffery Donaldson shifts deftly between the incisive short lyric and the extended meditation, oscillating between detachment and engagement.
Jeffery Donaldson, 2011
5
Taking the Guesswork Out of Business
This is a new release of the original 1924 edition.
William R. Basset, 2013
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Taking the Guesswork Out of School Success: A Standards Approach
A guide for parents offers strategies for enhancing student performance and achievement.
Joni Samples, 2004
7
Guesswork: A Prim and Odin Mystery
Joe Odin is the world's greatest guesser, a carnival legend who can tell you your weight, your profession, or your favorite brand of whiskey with nothing but a glance and a grubby dollar.
Scott Lininger, 2012
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Powerboat Reports Guide to Powerboat Gear: Take the ...
Use this book to make confident purchases for all your boating needs.
Dan Dickison, Powerboat Reports, 2006
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Choosing the Right DAW for You: Take the Guesswork Out of ...
Silva breaks down the primary features of each program, showing you clips that demonstrate how to record and mix audio, work with MIDI, use loops, and more. Don't make your purchase until you've seen Choosing the Right DAW for You.
Alfred Music Publishing Co., Inc., Alfred Publishing Staff, 2010
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Practical Sailor Guide to Sailing Gear: Take the Guesswork ...
Practical Sailor Guide to Sailing Gear is a buyer's companion distilling more than 250 articles and product reviews from the archives of Practical Sailor magazine.
Dan Dickison, Practical Sailor, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GUESSWORK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term guesswork is used in the context of the following news items.
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Online tools to take some guesswork out of homebuying
Mark Huffman has been a consumer news reporter for ConsumerAffairs since 2004. He covers real estate, gas prices and the economy and ... «ConsumerAffairs, Jul 15»
2
Big Data In Fast Cars -- How F1 And NASCAR Compete On Analytics
As in many other areas of life, Big Data is removing a lot of the guesswork and enabling decisions to be made with the confidence that they are ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
When it comes to clothing size, it seems like it's all a bit of a fiction
It makes shopping into guesswork.” Karen Michels of Silver Spring said she was frustrated during a recent department store expedition in ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Kids in the kitchen: DIY meal kits for your mini chefs
Plus, these kits remove the guesswork and answer the question, “What's for dinner?” While meal delivery kits are fun and can help many ... «LA Daily News, Jul 15»
5
What's next for Lakeside Park recommendations?
City staff are already planning projects similar to some recommendations and have started preliminary guesswork on others. Director of Public ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»
6
Drawbridge Hires Apple Ad Executive to Track Users Across Devices
The guesswork gets more accurate the more frequently Drawbridge can capture instances of devices being in the same place or connecting to ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
7
How Montrealers Can Eat Healthy This Summer
... a foolproof method that eliminates guesswork and lets anyone cook gourmet foods with amazing taste and perfect texture every time. «MTL Blog, Jul 15»
8
J. Crew Group Inc. Will Open Low-Priced Chain J. Crew Mercantile
After a massive guesswork, the company declared a new sensible remedy for its shoppers. The clothing line J. Crew announced the opening of ... «Venture Capital Post, Jul 15»
9
Victoria Hand Project — Offering Advanced, Affordable 3D Printed …
With such a mission statement, there's no guesswork involved as to the mission of the Victoria Hand Project (VHP). Their namesake prosthesis ... «3DPrint.com, Jul 15»
10
Beware menacing mushrooms!
When it comes to foraging, guesswork can be lethal. As pointed out in CMAJ, scientists can find it tough to tell safe mushrooms from ones that ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»

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