What is the correct abbreviation for the word estimated? (not "estimated time of arrival", just the single word)

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  • Doesn't answer the question, but... If abbreviating, I think I'd be more likely to use appx. (approximately). Or perhaps the tilde (~) character, which is also commonly used as a prefix to indicate an approximate number. ("transit time is ~10 min.") – keshlam May 30 '14 at 18:45

The correct abbreviation is "est."

est. transit time is 10 min.

  • Though if it was about transit time, I'd probably use ETA :) – Jon Hanna May 30 '14 at 18:12
  • @JonHanna def. :) – njboot May 30 '14 at 18:13
  • In what way isn't this question general reference? – Edwin Ashworth May 30 '14 at 21:28
  • @EdwinAshworth Did I say it wasn't? I simply answered it instead of flagging it. – njboot May 30 '14 at 22:33
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    I've edited so I can reverse my vote. Finding Martha's gem was a bonus. I suppose there will come a time when there's a bun-fight about whether a certain question is genref. – Edwin Ashworth May 31 '14 at 13:51

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