Definition of pre-estimate in US English:

pre-estimate

noun

  • An estimate made in advance or beforehand.

verb

  • with object To estimate beforehand, make a prior estimation of.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Cases Court of Session. From pre- + estimate, after pre-estimate<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From pre- + estimate.

Pronunciation

pre-estimate

/(ˌ)priːˈɛstɪmeɪt/