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conjecture Explained

conjecture at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[kən'dʒektʃə]

conjecture at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1384, from L. conjectura "conclusion, interpretation," from conjectus, pp. of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" + jacere "to throw." Originally of interpretation of signs and omens; sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1535. ///

conjecture at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n formal [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: conjectura, from conicere 'to throw together', from com- ( COM-) + jacere 'to throw']//
1 [U] when you form ideas or opinions without having very much information to base them on: --What she said was pure conjecture .// --There has been some conjecture about a possible merger.//
2 [C] an idea or opinion formed by guessing: guess, hypothesis// --My results show that this conjecture was, in fact, correct.// -- conjectural adj //
conjecture 2 v [I and T] formal to form an idea or opinion without having much information to base it on// guess// conjecture that// --It seems reasonable to conjecture that these conditions breed violence.//

conjecture at French => English Of Explained:

assumption, guesswork, supposition

conjecture at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "conjecture":
assume, assumption, axiom, believe, blind guess, bold conjecture,
conceive, conclude, deem, estimate, expect, fancy, feel, gather,
give a guess, glean, guess, guesswork, hazard a conjecture, hunch,
hypothesis, imagine, infer, inference, judge, perhaps, postulate,
postulation, postulatum, premise, presume, presumption,
presupposal, presupposition, pretend, proposition, risk assuming,
rough guess, set of postulates, shot, speculation, stab, supposal,
suppose, supposing, supposition, surmise, suspect,
take for granted, tentatively suggest, thesis, think,
unverified supposition, venture a guess, wild guess,
working hypothesis

conjecture at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

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syn:[อนาคต]
ant:[ข้างหลัง]
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ant:[ข้างหลัง]
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def:[ด้าน

conjecture at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun (formal)
1 [C] an opinion or idea that is not based on definite knowledge and is formed by guessing
SYN GUESS:
The truth of his conjecture was confirmed by the newspaper report.
2 [U] the forming of an opinion or idea that is not based on definite knowledge
SYN GUESS:
What was going through the killer's mind is a matter for conjecture.
conjectural adjective:
Some of the stages of the Earth's development are purely conjectural.
verb (formal) to form an opinion about sth even though you do not have much information on it
SYN GUESS [V] We can only conjecture about what was in the killer's mind. * [V that] He conjectured that the population might double in ten years. * [VN] She conjectured the existence of a completely new species. [also V wh-, VN to inf]

Conjecture at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conjecture \Con*jec"ture\ (; 135?), n. [L. conjectura, fr.
conjicere, conjectum, to throw together, infer, conjecture;
con- + jacere to throw: cf. F. conjecturer. See {Jet} a
shooting forth.]
An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive
evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.

He [Herodotus] would thus have corrected his first
loose conjecture by a real study of nature. --Whewell.

Conjectures, fancies, built on nothing firm. --Milton.

Conjecture \Con*jec"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conjectured}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Conjecturing}.] [Cf. F. conjecturer. Cf.
{Conject}.]
To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to
surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning.

Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what
will be. --South.

Conjecture \Con*jec"ture\, v. i.
To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form
an opinion; to imagine.

conjecture at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

conjecture
n 1: a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or
conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence);
"speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he
dismissed it as mere conjecture" [syn: {speculation}]
2: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
[syn: {guess}, {supposition}, {surmise}, {surmisal}, {speculation},
{hypothesis}]
3: reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from
incomplete evidence
v : to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in
swamps" [syn: {speculate}, {theorize}, {theorise}, {hypothesize},
{hypothesise}, {hypothecate}, {suppose}]

conjecture at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » coniectura|coniectūra|a guess|lang=la, from Inter: term » coniectus|lang=la, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » conicio|cōniciō|throw or cast together; guess, from Inter: term » con-||together|lang=la + Inter: term » iacio|iaciō|throw, hurl|lang=la; see jet. Compare adjective, eject, inject, project, reject, subject, object, trajectory.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /kənˈdʒɛk.tʃə/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /kənˈdʒɛk.tʃɚ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-conjecture.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » s|-


  • Inter: forma » l A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess.
    1. : I explained it, but it is pure conjecture whether he understood, or not.
    2. Inter: forma » l A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
    3. : The physicist used his conjecture about subatomic particles to design an experiment.
    4. Inter: mathematics » philology A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally Inter: l » en|proven.
    5. Inter: obsolet » e Interpretation of signs and omens.

      Synonyms

      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:supposition -

      Related terms

      * conject

  • conjectural

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » unproven statement; guess
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|предположение|n
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|臆測|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|臆测|tr=yìcè|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|推測|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|推测|tr=tuīcè|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|dohad|m
  • Dutch: gissing {{f}}, giswerk {{n}}
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|arvelu, Inter: t+ » fi|arvaus, Inter: t+ » fi|olettamus, Inter: t- » fi|otaksuma
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conjecture|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Vermutung|f, Inter: t+ » de|Verdacht|m, Inter: t- » de|Mutmaßung|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|congettura
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|推測|tr=すいそくる, suisoku
  • Norwegian:
  • : Norwegian Bokmål: Inter: t- » no|gjetning|c, Inter: t- » no|gjetting|c, Inter: t- » no|gjettverk|n, Inter: t- » no|antakelse|m, Inter: t- » no|formodning|c
  • : Norwegian Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|gjetting|f, Inter: t- » nn|gissing|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|conjetura|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|ipoteză, Inter: t+ » ro|presupunere|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|предположение|n|tr=predpoložénije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|догадка|f|tr=dogádka|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tuairmse|m, Inter: t- » gd|barail|f, Inter: t- » gd|tomhas|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|conjetura|f, Inter: t- » es|suposición|f, Inter: t+ » es|especulación|f, Inter: t+ » es|teoría|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|förmodan|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|догадка|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|olettamus, Inter: t+ » fi|hypoteesi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conjecture|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Vermutung|f, Inter: t+ » de|Hypothese|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|ipoteză


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гипотеза|f|tr=gipóteza, Inter: t+ » ru|предположение|n|tr=predpoložénije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|догадка|f|tr=dogádka|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tuairmse|m, Inter: t- » gd|barail|f, Inter: t- » gd|tomhas|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|conjetura|f, Inter: t- » es|suposición|f, Inter: t+ » es|especulación|f, Inter: t+ » es|teoría|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|förmodan|c, Inter: t+ » sv|hypotes|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally proven
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|olettamus, Inter: t+ » fi|väite
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conjecture|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Vermutung|f, Inter: t+ » de|Hypothese|f
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|השערה|f|tr=hash'ará
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|tilgáta|f
    • Norwegian:
    • : Norwegian Bokmål: Inter: t- » no|konjektur|m
    • : Norwegian Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|konjektur|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|supoziție, Inter: t- » ro|teoremă
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|предположение|n|tr=predpoložénije|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tuairmse|m, Inter: t- » gd|barail|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|conjetura|f, Inter: t- » es|suposición|f, Inter: t+ » es|especulación|f, Inter: t+ » es|teoría|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|förmodan|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » conjectur|ing
  • Inter: formal » intransitive To guess; to venture an unproven idea.
    1. : I do not know if it is true; I am simply conjecturing here.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to guess

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|предполагам|tr=predpolagam
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|推測|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|推测|tr=tuīcè|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gissen
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|konjekti
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|arvailla
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conjecturer

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|vermuten, Inter: t+ » de|mutmaßen
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|推測|tr=すいそくする, suisoku suru|alt=推測する|sc=Jpan
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|conjeturar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гадать|tr=gadátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|предполагать|tr=predpolagátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|conjeturar
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|förmoda


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
  • Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y
  • Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3

  • French

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • conjecture

    Verb

    Inter: fr-verb for » m

  • Inter: conjugation of » conjecturer||1|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    1. Inter: conjugation of » conjecturer||3|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    2. Inter: conjugation of » conjecturer||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    3. Inter: conjugation of » conjecturer||3|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    4. Inter: conjugation of » conjecturer||2|s|imp|lang=fr


    Translation: cs » conjecture
    Translation: de » conjecture
    Translation: et » conjecture
    Translation: el » conjecture
    Translation: es » conjecture
    Translation: fr » conjecture
    Translation: ko » conjecture
    Translation: io » conjecture
    Translation: it » conjecture
    Translation: kn » conjecture
    Translation: hu » conjecture
    Translation: mg » conjecture
    Translation: ml » conjecture
    Translation: my » conjecture
    Translation: pl » conjecture
    Translation: ru » conjecture
    Translation: fi » conjecture
    Translation: sv » conjecture
    Translation: ta » conjecture
    Translation: te » conjecture
    Translation: vi » conjecture
    Translation: zh » conjecture

  • conjecturé at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » conjecture

    French

    Verb

    Inter: fr-past participl » e
  • Inter: past participle of » conjecturer|lang=fr

  • Translation: fr » conjecturé