The act of providing a guesstimate
to a statistical question knowing good well that the answer is most likely incorrect, but also knowing that the person requesting the answer will not know any better.
It is also assumed that the question is ultimately irrelevant and therfore the answer is pointless.
ie. (Dan at HDQ needed those figures on the number of electric staplers needing repair by 5pm or else the TPS reports may run late, so I had to counter-calculize an appropriate response.)