guesswork

[ ges-wurk ]
/ ˈgɛsˌwɜrk /

noun

work or procedure based on or consisting of the making of guesses or conjectures.

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Origin of guesswork

First recorded in 1715–25; guess + work
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British Dictionary definitions for guesswork

guesswork
/ (ˈɡɛsˌwɜːk) /

noun

a set of conclusions, estimates, etc, arrived at by guessing
the process of making guesses
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