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English definition of “conjecture”

conjecture

verb [I]     /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.Guessing, supposing and suspecting conjectural     /-əl/ adjective Logic and reason
(Definition of conjecture verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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