Surmisal Sur*mis"al, n. Surmise. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • surmisal — index estimate (idea), estimation (calculation) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • surmisal — noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence • Syn: ↑guess, ↑conjecture, ↑supposition, ↑surmise, ↑speculation, ↑hypothesis • Derivationally related forms: ↑hypothetical …   Useful english dictionary

  • estimate — I (approximate cost) noun admeasurement, aestimatio, appraisal, appraisement, approximate calculation, approximate judgment of value, approximate value, approximation, assessment, calculation, charge, computation, considered guess, educated guess …   Law dictionary

  • estimation — I (calculation) noun admeasurement, appraisal, appraisement, approximate calculation, approximate judgment of value, approximation, assessment, assumption, computation, conjecture, considered guess, deduction, educated guess, estimate, evaluation …   Law dictionary

  • guess — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. surmise, guesswork, supposition, assumption, conjecture, theory, guesstimate (inf.). v. suppose, divine, predict, surmise, conjecture. See intuition. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. conjecture, surmise,… …   English dictionary for students

  • conclusion — n 1. close, end, termination, finish, completion; finale, final act or scene, last part or stage; consummation, fruition, achievement, attainment, accomplishment, acquirement; realization, fulfillment, culminaton, climax, capper, denouement;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • inference — n 1. reasoning, logic, ratiocination, deductive or inductive thinking, Both Logic. induction, deduction. 2. deduction, conclusion, illation, corollary, derivation, answer; what it all adds up to; presumption, assumption, supposition,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • surmise — verb (surmised, surmising) –verb (t) /sɜˈmaɪz / (say ser muyz) 1. to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess. –verb (i) /sɜˈmaɪz / (say ser muyz) 2. to conjecture or guess. –noun /sɜˈmaɪz / (say ser muyz), /ˈsɜmaɪz /… …   Australian English dictionary

  • guess — [n] belief, speculation assumption, ballpark figure*, conclusion, conjecture, deduction, divination, estimate, fancy, feeling, guesstimate*, guesswork, hunch*, hypothesis, induction, inference, judgment, notion, opinion, postulate, postulation,… …   New thesaurus

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