Definitions for conjecturekənˈdʒɛk tʃər

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  1. speculation, conjecture(noun)

    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"

  2. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis(noun)

    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

  3. conjecture(verb)

    reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

  4. speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose(verb)

    to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

    "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

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  1. conjecture(Noun)

    A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess.

    I explained it, but it is pure conjecture whether he understood, or not.

  2. conjecture(Noun)

    A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.

    The physicist used his conjecture about subatomic particles to design an experiment.

  3. conjecture(Noun)

    A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally proven.

  4. conjecture(Noun)

    Interpretation of signs and omens.

  5. conjecture(Verb)

    To guess; to venture an unproven idea.

    I do not know if it is true; I am simply conjecturing here.

  6. Origin: From coniectura, from coniectus, perfect passive participle of conicio, from con- + iacio; see jet. Compare adjective, eject, inject, project, reject, subject, object, trajectory.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Conjecture(noun)

    an opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion

  2. Conjecture(verb)

    to arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning

  3. Conjecture(verb)

    to make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine

  4. Origin: [L. conjectura, fr. conjicere, conjectum, to throw together, infer, conjecture; con- + jacere to throw: cf. F. conjecturer. See Jet a shooting forth.]

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  1. Conjecture

    A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven. Karl Popper pioneered the use of the term "conjecture" in scientific philosophy. Conjecture is contrasted by hypothesis, which is a testable statement based on accepted grounds. In mathematics, a conjecture is an unproven proposition that appears correct.


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