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estimate
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 uses
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Definition
rough calculation or judgment
  • Whenever he performed a minor service for Jem and me, as removing a splinter from a foot, he would tell us exactly what he was going to do, give us an estimation of how much it would hurt, and explain the use of any tongs he employed.
    p. 104.0
estimation = an educated guess (rough calculation)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Miss Caroline's progress next door could be estimated by the frequency of laughter; however, the usual crew had flunked the first grade again, and were helpful in keeping order.
    p. 77.5
estimated = roughly calculated or guessed
There are no more uses of "estimate" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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