roughly calculate or judge the value, number, quantity, or extent of.

the aim is to estimate the effects of macroeconomic policy on the economy

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an approximate calculation or judgement of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.

at a rough estimate, staff are recycling a quarter of paper used

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