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spec·u·la·tion

 (spĕk′yə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. Reasoning based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or supposition.
b. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
c. Archaic Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
2.
a. Engagement in risky business transactions on the chance of quick or considerable profit.
b. A commercial or financial transaction involving speculation.

speculation

(ˌspɛkjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of speculating
2. a supposition, theory, or opinion arrived at through speculating
3. (Stock Exchange) investment involving high risk but also the possibility of high profits

spec•u•la•tion

(ˌspɛk yəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the contemplation or consideration of some subject.
2. a single instance or process of consideration.
3. a conclusion or opinion reached by such contemplation.
4. conjectural consideration of a matter; conjecture or surmise.
5. engagement in commercial transactions that involve risk with the hope of profiting as a result of market fluctuations.
[1325–75]

speculation

1. the contemplation or consideration of some subject.
2. an instance of such activity.
3. a conclusion or opinion reached by such activity.
4. a conjecture or surmise; a guess. — speculator, n. — speculative, adj.
See also: Thinking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speculation - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidencespeculation - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
opinion, view - a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
divination - successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
2.speculation - a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"
hypothesis, theory, possibility - a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
3.speculation - an investment that is very risky but could yield great profitsspeculation - an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
investment funds, investment - money that is invested with an expectation of profit
gamble - money that is risked for possible monetary gain
smart money - money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)
pyramid - (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases
4.speculation - continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse naturespeculation - continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"
musing, reflection, rumination, thoughtfulness, contemplation, reflexion - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

speculation

noun
1. theory, opinion, hypothesis, conjecture, guess, consideration, deliberation, contemplation, surmise, guesswork, supposition I had published my speculations about the future of the universe.
2. gamble, risk, gambling, hazard speculation on the Stock Exchange

speculation

noun
2. A judgment, estimate, or opinion arrived at by guessing:
3. Abstract reasoning:
4. A venture depending on chance:
Translations
تَخْمينتَكَهُّن
dohaddohadování
gætspekulation
ágiskun
dohadovanie
tahmintahminde bulunma

speculation

[ˌspekjʊˈleɪʃən] N
1. (= conjecture) → especulación f
it is pure speculationes pura especulación
it is the subject of much speculationse está especulando mucho sobre el tema, es un tema sobre el que se está especulando mucho
2. (Fin) → especulación f
to buy sth as a speculationcomprar algo con fines especulativas
it's a good speculationvale como especulación

speculation

[ˌspɛkjʊˈleɪʃən] n
(financial)spéculation f
(= conjecture) → spéculations fpl
speculation about sth → spéculations sur qch

speculation

n (all senses) → Spekulation f (→ on über +acc); (= guesswork also)Vermutung f; it is the subject of much speculationdarüber sind viele Spekulationen or Vermutungen angestellt worden; it’s pure speculationdas ist reine Vermutung

speculation

[ˌspɛkjʊˈleɪʃn] n (guessing) → congetture fpl (Fin) → speculazione f

speculate

(ˈspekjuleit) verb
to make guesses. He's only speculating – he doesn't know; There's no point in speculating about what's going to happen.
ˌspecuˈlation noun
1. a guess. Your speculations were all quite close to the truth.
2. the act of speculating. There was great speculation as to what was happening.
References in classic literature ?
Christie's escort was a good-natured young banker, shrewd enough to avoid demonstrative attentions, and lucky enough to interest her during the ride with his clear and half- humorous reflections on some of the business speculations of the day.
The osier-beds and the basket-making were two business speculations whose results were only appreciated after a lapse of four years.
When her father's failed business speculation results in no money for her private college in San Diego, Lulu decides to spend the summer making and selling moonshine to earn her own way.

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