conjecture Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “conjecture” in the English Dictionary

"conjecture" in British English

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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 ​mediarecently 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 ​knowexactly how she ​died; we can only conjecture. [+ that] He conjectured that the ​company would ​soon be in ​financialtrouble.
adjective uk   us   /-əl/
(Definition of conjecture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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conjecturenoun [C/U]

 us   /kənˈdʒek·tʃər/
an ​opinion or ​judgment that is not ​based on ​proof; a ​guess: [U] What ​lay behind the ​decision is ​open to conjecture.
verb [I/T]  us   /kənˈdʒek·tʃər/
[+ that clause] Some employees conjecture that it was a money-saving move.
(Definition of conjecture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conjecture”
in Spanish conjetura, suposición…
in Vietnamese sự phỏng đoán…
in Malaysian teka…
in Thai การคาดเดา…
in French conjecture…
in German die Mutmaßung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推测, 猜测, 猜想…
in Turkish varsayım, tahmin…
in Russian предположение…
in Indonesian dugaan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推測, 猜測, 猜想…
in Polish domysł, przypuszczenie, domysły…
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