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conjecture

noun [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.

conjecture

verb [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   /-əl/ us  
Translations of “conjecture”
in Spanish conjetura, suposición…
in French conjecture…
in German die Mutmaßung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推測, 猜測, 猜想…
in Russian предположение…
in Turkish varsayım, tahmin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推测, 猜测, 猜想…
in Polish domysł, przypuszczenie, domysły…
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