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 (spĕk′yə-lə-tĭv, -lā′-)
a. Given to, characterized by, or based upon speculation or conjecture: speculative articles about the origin of language.
b. Expressing inquisitive interest: raised a speculative eyebrow.
a. Engaging in, given to, or involving financial speculation: speculative brokers; speculative stocks.
b. Spent in speculation: speculative funds.
c. Involving chance; risky: speculative business enterprises.

spec′u·la·tive·ly adv.
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Adv.1.speculatively - with speculation; in a speculative manner; "he looked at her speculatively"


spekulativ, theoretisch; look, saygrüblerisch
(= tentatively)vorsichtig
(Fin) → spekulativ; to invest speculatively in somethingmit etw spekulieren
References in classic literature ?
Jackson, speculatively, "is the line the Mingotts mean to take.
He cast his eyes speculatively up the slopes of the island to the seaman's landmark, Mount Kolorat, green-forested to its cloud-capped summit four thousand feet in the air.
He had nothing to do here, he sometimes said to himself; but there was something beyond the ocean that he was still to do; something that he had left undone experimentally and speculatively, to see if it could content itself to remain undone.
For some time they continued the argument, and then the intervals between one statement and the next became longer and longer, and they spoke more speculatively and less pugnaciously, and at last fell silent.
A delegation from the group's headquarters visited Birmingham to confirm the deal, making the company the fourth to commit to opening a base at the hub alongside Barberry which is speculatively developing a new warehouse.
Jimmy Marshall said: "We have confidence in the regional industrial property market, which is why we are building speculatively.
When they speculatively prepare the usual beverage, they
Land sales for two plots of five acres are near completion and two 10,000 sq ft units are expected to be built speculatively.
The Stourbridge-based group will speculatively build around 60,000 sq ft of space on a 2.
Tim Davies, Head of Industrial & Logistics in Wales for Colliers International, said the 57% decrease showed there is a need for logistics developers to build speculatively in Wales to address the severe shortage of industrial space - particularly following the announcement from the Government that tolls on the Severn crossings would be scrapped at the end of 2018.
In its bi-annual Dubai Industrial Market Bulletin for Summer 2017, Cluttons found that "the persistence of an unstable global economic outlook, which has caused requirement levels to ebb across the city, a growing amount of speculatively developed warehouse space and increased competition amongst landlords, have all contributed to the increasingly stagnant conditions".
Having secured funding for the development from Cheyne Capital, LBS intends to speculatively develop the building which will be available to lease on the open market.