conjecture
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /kənˈd͡ʒɛk.t͡ʃə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /kənˈd͡ʒɛk.t͡ʃɚ/
Noun

conjecture

  1. (formal) A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess#Noun|guess.
    I explained it, but it is pure conjecture whether he understood, or not.
  2. (formal) A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
    The physicist used his conjecture about subatomic particles to design an experiment.
  3. (mathematics, philology) A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally proven.
  4. (obsolete) interpretation#Noun|Interpretation of signs and omens.
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conjecture (conjectures, present participle conjecturing; past and past participle conjectured)

  1. (formal, intransitive) To guess#Verb|guess; to venture an unproven idea.
    I do not know if it is true; I am simply conjecturing here.
  2. (transitive) To infer on slight evidence; to guess at.
    • Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be.
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