There are 2 main definitions of est in English:

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est 1

Pronunciation: /est/

noun

A system for self-improvement aimed at developing a person’s potential through intensive group awareness and training sessions.
Example sentences
  • I have never attended a session of either est or Landmark but from what I can gather from those who have, the experience is not likely to be dull.
  • The new objects of mass consciousness are not marches and peace signs, but things like est, gestalt, smorgasbord, hypnotism, tai chi, health food etc, etc.
  • Many people apparently find that their lives are better after they get involved in est, NLP, Landmark Forum, or Scientology.

Origin

1970s: acronym from Erhard Seminars Training, from the name of Werner Erhard (born 1935), the American businessman who devised the technique.

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EST 2

Pronunciation: /ˌēˌesˈtē/
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