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a (kind of) turn of mind

A particular way of considering, thinking about, or approaching things in one's life. My dad always had a very pragmatic turn of mind, so everything he did had to be weighed against how it would benefit him and the family. With the release of his new non-fiction book about international policy, the star athlete has been revealing a surprisingly intellectual turn of mind.
See also: mind, of, turn

scientific wild-ass guess

slang An estimate or guess based on very simple evidence, reasoning, or logic. Now, this is just a scientific wild-ass guess, but judging from the calculations I jotted down just now, we need to clear about $500,000 in sales to recoup our development costs. I never trust weather forecasts—in this country, they're little more than scientific wild-ass guesses!
See also: guess, scientific

a practical, scientific, etc. turn of ˈmind

a practical, scientific, etc. way of thinking about things: He’s got a very practical turn of mind. He can fix anything.
See also: mind, of, turn

scientific wild ass guess

and SWAG
phr. & comp. abb. a simple guess. (Often objectionable.) I don’t know at all. That was a SWAG. I always use the SWAG system.
See also: ass, guess, scientific, wild
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In the meantime, we cannot and should not ignore strange phenomena just because we cannot explain them scientifically or rationally.
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Meanwhile, we are working to build bridges between our people and the world economically, culturally, and scientifically, out of our conviction of the importance of human relations among States and peoples and their roles in promoting of peace, justice and equality for all peoples worldwide, " His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai hails UAE's 40 years of achievements on national day.
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"The Creativity Formula: 50 Scientifically Proven Creativity Boosters for Work and for Life" is a guide to enhancing creativity in one's life, using scientifically proven methods known to inspire humans above and beyond what is normally expected of them.
This scientifically detected (if not scientifically nomenclatured) wave registers errors so rapidly that you can usually stop yourself from falling down the stairs or saying the wrong thing (but not always; see Bush, G.W.; Berra, Yogi; Simpson, Homer).
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No Child Left Behind also mandates that schools identified as "in need of improvement" be overhauled and employ methods of instruction that have been scientifically validated.
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