Word of the Day - conjecture
conjecture – k ax n jh eh k ch er
Form an opinion about something on the basis of incomplete information
Many people conjectured that the jury would find him guilty.
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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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