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Definition of Conjecture

Babylon English

guess, supposition, assumption
hypothesize, guess, surmise, infer, speculate
Conjecture Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
conicio, opinio
Conjecture Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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.
  
(v. i.)
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.
  
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conjecture
\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.
conjecture
\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.
conjecture
\con*jec"ture\, v. i. to make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.
conjecture
n
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" [syn: speculation]


2. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence [syn: guess, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis]


3. reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence v : to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds: "scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps." [syn: speculate, theorize, theorise, hypothesize, hypothecate, suppose]



for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
A guess.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Amcanioeth = n. conjecture
WordNet 2.0

Noun
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

Verb
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
Conjecture Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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 contrasted by hypothesis (hence theory, axiom, principle), which is a testable statement based on accepted grounds. In mathematics, a conjecture is an unproven proposition that appears correct.

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