English dictionary



Hint: Wildcards can be used multiple times in a query.

English noun: speculation

1. speculation (communication) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence


Synonymsconjecture, guess, hypothesis, supposition, surmisal, surmise


Broader (hypernym)opinion, view


Narrower (hyponym)divination

2. speculation (cognition) a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)


SamplesSpeculations about the outcome of the election.
He dismissed it as mere conjecture.


Synonymsconjecture


Broader (hypernym)hypothesis, possibility, theory

3. speculation (possession) an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits


SamplesHe knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it.


Synonymsventure


Broader (hypernym)investment, investment funds


Narrower (hyponym)gamble, pyramid, smart money

4. speculation (cognition) continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature


SamplesThe habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge.


Synonymsmeditation


Broader (hypernym)contemplation, musing, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2020 onlineordbog.dk