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English noun: conjecture

1. conjecture (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.


Broader (hypernym)hypothesis, possibility, theory

2. conjecture (communication) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Synonymsguess, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise

Broader (hypernym)opinion, view

Narrower (hyponym)divination

3. conjecture (cognition) reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

Broader (hypernym)abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning

Narrower (hyponym)supposal, supposition, theorisation, theorization

English verb: conjecture

1. conjecture (cognition) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

SamplesScientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps.

ExamplesThey conjecture that there was a traffic accident

Synonymshypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect

Narrower (hyponym)construct, develop, explicate, formulate, reconstruct, retrace

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