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guess, supposition, assumption

hypothesize, guess, surmise, infer, speculate

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

(*v. t.*)

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

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

(*v. i.*)

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

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

(*n.*)

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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. AboutAn opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.

hEnglish - advanced version

\con*jec"ture\ (; 135?), n. [l. conjectura, fr. conjicere, conjectum, to throw together, infer, conjecture; con- + jacere to throw: cf. f. conjecturer. see jet a shooting forth.] an opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion. he [herodotus] would thus have corrected his first loose conjecture by a real study of nature. conjectures, fancies, built on nothing firm.

\con*jec"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. conjectured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. conjecturing.] [cf. f. conjecturer. cf. conject.] to arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning. human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be.

\con*jec"ture\, v. i. to make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.

n

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America

A guess.

WordNet 2.0

1. 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"

(synonym) speculation

(hypernym) hypothesis, possibility, theory

(derivation) speculate, theorize, theorise, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose

2. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

(synonym) guess, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis

(hypernym) opinion, view

(hyponym) divination

3. reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

(hypernym) reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought

(hyponym) theorization, theorisation

(derivation) speculate, theorize, theorise, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose

1. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

(synonym) speculate, theorize, theorise, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose

(hypernym) expect, anticipate

(hyponym) reconstruct, construct, retrace

Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia

A **conjecture** is a proposition that is unproven. Karl Popper pioneered the use of the term "conjecture" in scientific philosophy. Conjecture is related to hypothesis, which in science refers to a testable conjecture. In mathematics, a conjecture is an unproven proposition that appears correct.

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