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Noun: conjecture  kun'jek-chu(r)
  1. A hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    "he dismissed it as mere conjecture";
    - speculation
     
  2. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    - guess, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis
     
  3. Reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
Verb: conjecture  kun'jek-chu(r)
  1. To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    "Scientists conjectured that large dinosaurs lived in swamps";
    - speculate, theorize, theorise [Brit], hypothesize, hypothesise [Brit], hypothecate, suppose

Derived forms: conjecturing, conjectures, conjectured

Type of: abstract thought, anticipate, expect, hypothesis, logical thinking, opinion, possibility, reasoning, theory, view

Encyclopedia: Conjecture