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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
References in classic literature ?
As regarded its origin there were various explanations, all of which must necessarily have been conjectural. Some affirmed that the Reverend Mr.
Elinor could not suppose that Sir John would be more nice in proclaiming his suspicions of her regard for Edward, than he had been with respect to Marianne; indeed it was rather his favourite joke of the two, as being somewhat newer and more conjectural; and since Edward's visit, they had never dined together without his drinking to her best affections with so much significancy and so many nods and winks, as to excite general attention.
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.
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.
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.
Although Anna lived in good style--in far better style than might have been expected--her means and her avocation were conjectural. Never was she at rest; never was she not busy with some mysterious something or other.
She submitted that a letter was issued to them in which the respondents have acted on mere conjectural and hypothetical basis while holding that some rivalry exists between two factions of the same sect, whereas such reason for rejection is altogether non-existent.
Although the void of her first lost child reverberates so often, her astute circumspection, conjectural observations, and unwavering trust propel her toward becoming a mother again.
The book's volta comes late, in the last thirty-five pages, when Rosemann discusses first "The Genesis Narrative of the UrTransgression," which is to say "the Fall," and "Kant's Transvaluation of the Ur-Transgression." Kant, in his "Conjectural Beginning of Human History," de-evils (Entubelung) the Fall and finds in this Ur-event the beginning of the humanization of the human being as the occasion of privileging reason over instinct and thus activating that freedom that characterizes human life.
Patrikis studies the analogues of Tate's lifting theory at the conjectural intersections of automorphic forms, motives, and Galois representations.
The Defence Ministry said: "We have seen reports drawing conjectural connection between tax exemption to a private company and procurement of Rafale fighter jets by Government of India.
Rather, this part of the theory of money exists in the netherworld of conjectural history: it is plausible, given what money is today, that it came about the way Menger and Mises speculate, but it is by no means certain.