conjecture Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "conjecture" - English Dictionary

See all translations

conjecturenoun [C or U]

uk   /kənˈdʒek.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
a guess about something based on how it seems and not on proof: There's been a lot of conjecture in the papers recently about the marriage.

conjectureverb [I]

uk   /kənˈdʒek.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/ formal
to guess, based on the appearance of a situation and not on proof: We'll never know exactly how she died; we can only conjecture. [+ that] He conjectured that the company would soon be in financial difficulties.
conjectural
adjective uk   us   /-əl/
Translations of “conjecture”
in Vietnamese sự phỏng đoán…
in Spanish conjetura, suposición…
in Thai การคาดเดา…
in Malaysian teka…
in French conjecture…
in German die Mutmaßung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推測, 猜測, 猜想…
in Indonesian dugaan…
in Russian предположение…
in Turkish varsayım, tahmin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推测, 猜测, 猜想…
in Polish domysł, przypuszczenie, domysły…
(Definition of conjecture from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of conjecture?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “conjecture” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
post

something such as a message or picture that you publish on a website or using social media

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More