Part Of Speech:
noun: conjecture; plural noun: conjectures
verb: conjecture; 3rd person present: conjectures; past tense: conjectured; past participle: conjectured; gerund or present participle: conjecturing
Pronunciation: |kənˈdʒɛktʃə|; con·jec·ture
1. an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
- an unproven mathematical or scientific theorem.
- (in textual criticism) the suggestion of a reading of a text not present in the original source.
2. form an opinion or supposition about (something) on the basis of incomplete information.
- (in textual criticism) propose (a reading).
Synonyms: guess, speculation, surmise, fancy, notion, belief, suspicion, presumption, assumption, theory, hypothesis, postulation, supposition, theorize, form/formulate a theory, suppose.
Antonyms: fact, reality, truth, calculate, prove, know.
Word Origin: late Middle English (in the senses ‘to divine’ and ‘divination’): from Old French, or from Latin conjectura, from conicere ‘put together in thought’, from con- ‘together’ + jacere‘throw’.
Use in sentence:
- n: “conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied” or [ mass noun ]: “a matter for conjecture.”
- v: “many conjectured that she had a second husband in mind” or “many conjectured that she had a second husband in mind.”
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