What is an Educated Guess?

Last updated on December 18, 2020 by The Counselor

If you have ever heard the word, “Educated Guess”, you may wonder what the meaning of that short phrase is and what it is all about.

Educate guess happened when statements of fact or assertion not previously known, written, recorded or documented in any form, is used at the moment of urgency and provides a temporary or permanent solution. Such assertion are usually of previous experience or testament from related or unrelated phenomenal.

Is a hypothesis an educated guess?

Where there is a provision for further investigation, test and research, a hypothesis cannot be said to be an educated guess except in a moment in time where no further research and investigation is required. According to Wikipedia, some scientists reject the term “educated guess” as incorrect. Experimenters may test and reject several hypotheses before solving the problem.


Another word for Educated Guess is conjecture

Educated Guess examples:

Example 1:

Ade: Where do you think his next crime will be committed?

Emma: I don’t know sire

Ade: Make an educated guess

Emma: Pennsylvania Station

Ade: Let’s move


Example 2:

Estimating the right arrival time from Lagos to Delta State will always be an educated guess.


Example 3:

We only have no evidence yet. We will rely on your educated guess when the boss asks us to give him the situation report.




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