### What does **conjecture** mean?

# Definitions for conjecture

kənˈdʒɛk tʃərcon·jec·ture

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### Princeton's WordNet

speculation, conjecturenoun

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"

guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesisnoun

a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

conjectureverb

reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, supposeverb

to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

### Wiktionary

conjecturenoun

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.

conjecturenoun

A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.

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

conjecturenoun

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

conjecturenoun

Interpretation of signs and omens.

conjectureverb

To guess; to venture an unproven idea.

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

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

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Conjecturenoun

**Etymology:**conjectura, Latin.In the casting of lots a man cannot, upon any ground of reason, bring the event of them so much as under

*conjecture.**Robert South, Sermons.*Now entertain

*conjecture*of a time,

When creeping murmur, and the poring dark,

Fills the wide vessel of the universe.*William Shakespeare, Henry V.*To Conjectureverb

To guess; to judge by guess; to entertain an opinion upon bare probability.

**Etymology:**from the noun.When we look upon such things as equally may or may not be, human reason can then, at the best, but

*conjecture*what will be.*Robert South, Sermons.*

### Wikipedia

Conjecture

In mathematics, a conjecture is a conclusion or a proposition which is suspected to be true due to preliminary supporting evidence, but for which no proof or disproof has yet been found. Some conjectures, such as the Riemann hypothesis (still a conjecture) or Fermat's Last Theorem (a conjecture until proven in 1995 by Andrew Wiles), have shaped much of mathematical history as new areas of mathematics are developed in order to prove them.

### ChatGPT

conjecture

A conjecture is an unproven proposition or idea that is believed to be true, based on preliminary evidence or logical reasoning, but has not been conclusively proven or disproven through rigorous testing or experimentation. It is often used in the field of mathematics or other related sciences.

### Webster Dictionary

Conjecturenoun

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

Conjectureverb

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

Conjectureverb

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

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

### Wikidata

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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Conjecture

kon-jekt′ūr,

*n.*a forecast: an opinion formed on slight or defective evidence: an opinion without proof: a guess: an idea.—*v.t.*to make conjectures regarding: to infer on slight evidence: to guess.—*adjs.***Conject′urable**, that may be conjectured;**Conject′ural**, involving conjecture: given to conjecture.—*adv.***Conject′urally**. [L.*conjicĕre*,*conjectum*, to throw together—*con*, together, and*jacĕre*, to throw.]

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of conjecture in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of conjecture in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**6**

### Examples of conjecture in a Sentence

Scientists

**conjecture**there may be a genetic component to our degree and quality of response to music. Clearly there are no universal patterns, but music therapists can still experiment to find out what works or not with a given individual.If I were to take my experience and offer

**conjecture**, it would be practical, i need Russia.To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price on

**conjecture**.I think that the case against Sheila Kelly is extremely weak, it is purely speculation and

**conjecture**at this point.To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on

**conjecture**.

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- تخمينArabic
- предполагам, догадка, предположениеBulgarian
- dohadCzech
- mutmaßen, Mutmaßung, Vermutung, Hypothese, vermuten, VerdachtGerman
- εικασίαGreek
- konjektiEsperanto
- suposición, teoría, conjetura, especulación, conjeturarSpanish
- arvaus, arvelu, olettamus, väite, otaksuma, arvailla, hypoteesiFinnish
- conjecture, conjecturerFrench
- barail, tuairmse, tomhasScottish Gaelic
- השערהHebrew
- अनुमानHindi
- dugaanIndonesian
- tilgátaIcelandic
- congettura, congetturareItalian
- לְשַׁעֵרHebrew
- 推測Japanese
- .ಹೆKannada
- 어림짐작Korean
- gissen, giswerk, gissingDutch
- gjetting, gissing, konjekturNorwegian Nynorsk
- konjektur, gjetting, formodning, gjettverk, gjetning, antakelseNorwegian
- przypuszczeniePolish
- conjeturar, conjeturaPortuguese
- hamurpayQuechua
- presupunere, supoziție, ipoteză, teoremăRomanian
- предположение, гадать, предполагать, гипотеза, догадкаRussian
- förmodan, förmoda, hypotesSwedish
- varsayımTurkish
- قیاسUrdu
- 推測Chinese

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