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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.


Synonymsspeculation


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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