an educated guess

an educated guess

a guess that is likely to be correct because you have enough knowledge about a particular subject Scientists can do no more than make educated guesses about future climate changes.
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Perhaps delaying the cut-off point until 4 or 5pm on the Sunday would allow trainers and jockeys a chance to sample the ground and make an educated guess, as well as allowing Fairyhouse and the sponsors a chance to finalise the field so Monday's newspapers and the day's racegoers come racing with what they know is the final Irish Grand National field of 30.
Otherwise it is undated but, looking at the traffic and dress of people in the photograph, an educated guess would date the image from the later 1930s.
This is said to be an important new capability because previous methods measure only the exterior temperature, leaving processors to make an educated guess about how much heat is driven through the preform wall.
The fall of David Moyes has been one of the season's most enduring narratives but can we make a few quid from an educated guess at where he might resurface?
The other ones just required a bit of patience and logic but with that answer it was really more of an educated guess than what I thought the answer was.
We have no idea how he knows this, so let's just chalk that one up to an educated guess.
LET'S see if any of us can make an educated guess as to where Starbucks and Amazon are going to recoup any loss in profit they may incur if they pay more taxes.
I will find it easier to assess the situation when I arrive later in the week but we can make an educated guess on the evidence we have.
The Paddy Power spokesman added, "Sometimes this kind of betting comes from people taking an educated guess, but sometimes it is the result of a leak.
An educated guess would be that an additional pounds 80,000+ is required from the budget for these additional costs.
It's either an educated guess preview or no coverage at all, so in this case we chose the former.
An Educated Guess presents five different examples of successful school district programs that are already in place.
As a nurse I know that identifying the cause of cancer in anyone is at best an educated guess.
Take this description by Mark Steyn: "There are many trouble spots around the world, but as a general rule, it's easy to make an educated guess at one of the participants: Muslims vs.
Most respondents made an educated guess by naming the summer months as the most likely harvest time for everything, the researchers found.