HyperDic: speculation

English > 4 senses of the word speculation:
NOUNcommunicationspeculation, guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, hypothesisa message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
cognitionspeculation, conjecturea hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
possessionspeculation, venturean investment that is very risky but could yield great profits / profits
cognitionspeculation, meditationcontinuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject / subject or series of subjects / subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
speculation > pronunciation
Soundsspeh.kyahley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > speculation: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
Synonymsguess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, 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
Verbsspeculatetalk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
English > speculation: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence).
Example"speculations about the outcome of the election"
Synonymconjecture
Broaderhypothesis, possibility, theoryA tentative insight into the natural world
Spanishconjetura, especulación, suposición
Catalanconjectura, conjetura, especulació, suposició
Verbsspeculateto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
English > speculation: 4 senses > noun 3, possession
MeaningAn investment that is very risky but could yield great profits / profits.
Example"he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
Synonymventure
Narrowergamblemoney that is risked for possible monetary gain
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
smart moneymoney bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)
Broaderinvestment, investment fundsmoney that is invested with an expectation of profit
Spanishespeculación
Catalanespeculació
Verbsspeculateinvest at a risk
English > speculation: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaningcontinuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject / subject or series of subjects / subjects of a deep or abstruse nature.
Synonymmeditation
Broadercontemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulnessA calm, lengthy, intent consideration
Spanishmeditación
Verbsspeculatereflect deeply on a subject / subject

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