HyperDic: conjecture

English > 4 senses of the word conjecture:
NOUNcognitionconjecture, speculationa hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
communicationconjecture, guess, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesisa message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
cognitionconjecturereasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
VERBcognitionconjecture, speculate, theorize, theorise, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, supposeto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
conjecture > pronunciation
Soundskahnjheh'kcher; kahnjheh'ksher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
Ashur ... Yorkshire: 36 rhymes with sher...
English > conjecture: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence).
Example "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"
Synonymspeculation
Broaderhypothesis, possibility, theoryA tentative insight into the natural world
Spanishconjetura, especulación, suposición
Catalanconjectura, conjetura, especulació, suposició
Adjectivesconjecturalbased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
Verbsconjectureto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
English > conjecture: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
Synonymsguess, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis
Narrowerdivinationsuccessful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
Broaderopinion, viewA message expressing a belief about something
Spanishconjetura, especulación, suposición, surmisal
Catalanconjectura, conjetura, especulació, suposició, surmisal
Adjectivesconjecturalbased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
English > conjecture: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningreasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence.
Narrowersupposition, supposalThe cognitive process of supposing
theorization, theorisationThe production or use of theories
Broaderreasoning, logical thinking, abstract thoughtThinking that is coherent and logical
Spanishconjetura
Adjectivesconjecturalbased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
Verbsconjectureto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
English > conjecture: 4 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey conjecture that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsspeculate, theorize, theorise, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose
Narrowerexplicate, formulate, developelaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
reconstruct, construct, retracereassemble mentally
Broaderexpect, anticipateregard something as probable or likely
Spanishconjeturar, especular, hipotetizar, imaginar, suponer, teorizar
Catalanconjecturar, especular, fer hipòtesis, imaginar, suposar, teoritzar
Nounsconjecturea hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
conjecturereasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

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