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con·jec·ture

 (kən-jĕk′chər)
n.
1. Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
2. An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork: The commentators made various conjectures about the outcome of the next election.
v. con·jec·tured, con·jec·tur·ing, con·jec·tures
v.tr.
To judge or conclude by conjecture; guess: "From the comparative silence below ... I conjectured that Mr Rochester was now at liberty" (Charlotte Brontë).
v.intr.
To make a conjecture.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin coniectūra, from coniectus, past participle of conicere, to infer : com-, com- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

con·jec′tur·a·ble adj.
con·jec′tur·al adj.
con·jec′tur·al·ly adv.
con·jec′tur·er n.

conjectural

(kənˈdʒɛktʃərəl)
adj
involving or inclined to conjecture
conˈjecturally adv

con•jec•tur•al

(kənˈdʒɛk tʃər əl)

adj.
1. of, of the nature of, or involving conjecture; problematical; speculative.
2. given to making conjectures.
[1545–55; < Latin]
con•jec′tur•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conjectural - based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"
theoretic, theoretical - concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science"

conjectural

adjective speculative, theoretical, tentative, hypothetical, supposed, academic, surmised, suppositional There is something undeniably conjectural about such claims.

conjectural

adjective
Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
Translations
تَخْميني، ظَنّي، حَدَسي
hypotetickýzaložený na dohadu
baseret på formodningerformodet
feltevésen alapuló
getgátu-, tilgátu-
založený na dohade

conjectural

[kənˈdʒektʃərəl] ADJconjetural

conjectural

[kənˈdʒɛktʃərəl] adjconjectural(e)

conjectural

adjauf Vermutungen or Mutmaßungen beruhend; a conclusion which must remain conjecturalein Schluss, der Vermutung or Mutmaßung bleiben muss; it is entirely conjecturales ist reine Vermutung

conjectural

[kənˈdʒɛktʃərəl] adjcongetturale

conjecture

(kənˈdʒektʃə) noun
(an) opinion formed on slight evidence; a guess. He made several conjectures about where his son might be.
verb
to guess.
conˈjectural adjective
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As regarded its origin there were various explanations, all of which must necessarily have been conjectural.
Although Anna lived in good style--in far better style than might have been expected--her means and her avocation were conjectural.
They were yet, in fact, a thousand miles from Astoria, but the distance was unknown to them at the time: everything before and around them was vague and conjectural, and wore an aspect calculated to inspire despondency.
One reason was that before proceeding to any act he was always circumspect, conjectural, contemplative; he had little eagerness, as became a man who felt that whenever he really began to move he walked with long steps.
She walked briskly in the brisk air, the color rose in her cheeks, and her straw bonnet (which our contemporaries might look at with conjectural curiosity as at an obsolete form of basket) fell a little backward.
He focuses his study of the approach to the work of 16th-century scholars Desiderius Erasmus and Theodorus Beza, asking what kind of conjectures they made, what role conjectural emendation play in their work on the New Testament, and in what particular view of the text their conjectures can be understood.
UBS Warburg, a securities firm connected to HCA and other Tenet competitors, first downgraded Tenet on October 28 based on reports with conjectural logic.
My own illustration, the results of which are shown in the right-hand columns of the table, is based not on conjectural votes cast under some hypothetical alternative system, but on those actual votes cast in existing wards at the last three sets of city council elections: 1996, 1998 and 1999 - precisely the same votes that produced the present representation in the left-hand columns.
His judgments are conservative; typical is his careful examination of Hartmut Gese's conjectural "nasi?
But what in Reid was a cautions attempt to link the pleasure we take in beauty to perfection of character in agents, and especially, in the case of nature, to the more or less evident ingenuity of the Creator's handiwork, becomes in Cousin a metaphysically conjectural claim about the ideal attributes of "the absolute.
and the signs-source school reach such impasses as to raise questions about how unavoidably conjectural are the methods themselves.
If certain conjectural factors are managed successfully, Barzani's Kurdistan has a high chance of international recognition.