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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.
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.
Objective: The langlands programme is a far-reaching web of conjectural or proven correspondences joining the fields of representation theory and of number theory.
Whether the two brothers were summoned by the Saudis because of their financial connections with members of the royal family now being investigated for corruption, is conjectural and events yet to come may clear the prevailing murkiness.
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Building started in 1912 and the replica, which was not completed, was based on a conjectural reconstruction of the castle in 1892.
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Meticulous in his attention to how even minute passages and effects can alter the dynamics of a song, he can also extrapolate song-ness from the conjectural noise and sonic lint that artists produce while playing around in a studio, which is why musicians as various as the Beastie Boys, Slayer, Johnny Cash, the Jayhawks, Mick Jagger, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, Jay Z, and Kanye West have beaten a path to his doorstep in order to be governed by his feel for their art.
In this paper four opinions are quoted, followed by discussions both of Le Testu's charts and their commentaries, and of the means by which the cartographers of the Dieppe school distinguished real from conjectural coastlines, and finally the significance of his planisphere of 1566, which does not depict Java la Grande.