estimated

 at about, as in "The crowd was estimated at about 50,000," is wrong. Because estimated contains the idea of an approximation, about is superfluous. Delete it.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • estimated — UK US /ˈestɪmeɪtɪd/ US  / ṱɪd/ adjective [before noun] ► used when saying what the cost, size, value, etc. of something is believed to be, although it is not known for certain: »The business is worth an estimated $250 million. »The estimated… …   Financial and business terms

  • estimated — index approximate, inexact Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • estimated — / estɪmeɪtɪd/ adjective calculated approximately ● estimated sales ● Costs were slightly more than the estimated figure …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Estimated — Estimate Es ti*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Estimated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Estimating}.] [L. aestimatus, p. p. of aestimare. See {Esteem}, v. t.] 1. To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, either the extrinsic (money), or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • estimated — adj. Estimated is used with these nouns: ↑cost, ↑distance, ↑expenditure, ↑frequency, ↑saving, ↑total, ↑value, ↑worth …   Collocations dictionary

  • estimated — The equivalent of more or less. Jeffreys v Weekly, 81 Or 140, 158 P 522. Appearing in a written contract, an indication that the quantity or amount of the subject matter is not attempted to be stated with mathematical exactness, and that the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estimated — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. supposed, approximated, predicted, guessed at; see likely 1 …   English dictionary for students

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