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Definition 1: a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where conjecture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • speculations about the outcome of the election
  • he dismissed it as mere conjecture

Synonyms for conjecture in the sense of this definition

(conjecture is a kind of ...) a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

"a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory" "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"

Definition 2: reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence - [noun denoting cognition]

(conjecture is a kind of ...) thinking that is coherent and logical

(... is a kind of conjecture ) the production or use of theories

(... is a kind of conjecture ) the cognitive process of supposing

Definition 3: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for conjecture in the sense of this definition

(conjecture is a kind of ...) a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

"his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

(... is a kind of conjecture ) successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck

Definition 4: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds - [verb of cognition]

Samples where conjecture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

Synonyms for conjecture in the sense of this definition

(conjecture is a kind of ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

(... is a kind of conjecture ) reassemble mentally

"reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"

(... is a kind of conjecture ) elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

"Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

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