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Word of the Day - conjecture


conjecture – k ax n jh eh k ch er


How to Pronounce - Conjecture
How to Pronounce - Conjecture

Form an opinion about something on the basis of incomplete information

Many people conjectured that the jury would find him guilty.



Definition noun

the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.

an opinion or theory so formed or expressed; guess; speculation.

Obsolete. the interpretation of signs or omens.


verb (used with object),

to conclude or suppose from grounds or evidence insufficient to ensure reliability.


verb (used without object)

to form conjectures.


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Synonyms for conjecture

surmise, inference, supposition, theory, hypothesis.


Dictionary Entries near conjecture

Coniston Water, conium, conization, conj., conjectural, conjecture, con job, conjoin, conjoined, conjoined anastomosis, conjoined twin


First known usage

1350–1400; (noun) Middle English from Latin conjectūra (from Middle French ) inferring, reasoning, equivalent to conject(us), past participle of conjicere “to throw together, form a conclusion” (con- con- + -jicere, combining form of jacere “to throw”) + -ūra -ure; (verb) late Middle English conjecturen (from Middle French ) from Late Latin conjecturāre, derivative of the noun


Word of the Day - conjecture
Word of the Day - conjecture

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