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NOUN (3)

1. a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence);
- Example: "speculations about the outcome of the election"
- Example: "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"
[syn: speculation, conjecture]

2. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence;
[syn: guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis]

3. reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence;


VERB (1)

1. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
- Example: "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
[syn: speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] He [Herodotus] would thus have corrected his first loose conjecture by a real study of nature. --Whewell. [1913 Webster] Conjectures, fancies, built on nothing firm. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be. --South. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conjecture \Con*jec"ture\, v. i. To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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, conjecture] 2: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence [syn: guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis] 3: reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence v 1: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps" [syn: speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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