ball-park estimate


ball-park estimate
 A quickly calculated estimate of costs.
 ► “Thus, the result obtained with a specific heuristic can be considered ‘good’ (i.e., close to optimal) if that result is in the ball park of the result obtained through a maximally different method.” (Decision Support Systems, Aug. 1995, p. 313)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • ball park — noun 1 especially AmE a field for playing baseball, with seats for watching the game 2 in the right ball park informal close to the amount, price etc that you want or are thinking about: Their estimate is definitely in the right ball park. 3 a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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