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conjecture

 
Noun conjecture has 3 senses
  1. speculation, conjecture - a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"
    --1 is a kind of hypothesis, possibility, theory
    Derived form: verb conjecture1
  2. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    --2 is a kind of opinion, view
    --2 has particulars: divination
  3. conjecture - reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
    --3 is a kind of
    reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought
    --3 has particulars: theorization, theorisation; supposition, supposal
    Derived form: verb conjecture1
Verb conjecture has 1 sense
  1. speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
    --1 is one way to expect, anticipate
    Derived forms: noun conjecture3, noun conjecture1
    Sample sentence:
    They conjecture that there was a traffic accident
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