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speculationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌspek.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
C1 the ​activity of ​guessingpossibleanswers to a ​question without having enough ​information to be ​certain: Rumours that they are about to ​marry have been ​dismissed as pure speculation. Speculation about his ​futureplans is ​rife. [+ that] News of the president's ​illness fuelled/​prompted speculation that an ​election will be ​heldlater in the ​year.

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the ​act of ​speculating in ​order to make a ​profit
(Definition of speculation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"speculation" in Business English

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speculationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌspekjəˈleɪʃən/
the ​act of guessing possible answers to a ​question without having enough ​information to be ​certain: Rumours that the ​CEO is ​retiring have been ​dismissed as pure speculation.speculation about sth The ​newsled to speculation about possible further ​departures among the ​seniorexecutiveteam.speculation (that) There is speculation that fourth ​quarterGDPgrowth could be ​reviseddownwards. The ​dollarrose amid speculation that ​centralbanks could ​buy the ​currency in ​collaboration.fuel/prompt speculation The chairman's speech ​fuelled speculation that a ​merger will ​happen later in the ​year.on speculation The ​stock shot up recently on speculation that a ​financingpackage was imminent.
FINANCE the ​act of ​buying something hoping that its ​value will ​increase and then ​selling at this ​higherprice in ​order to make a ​profit: speculation on/in sth Evidence that the ​economy is ​accelerating could ​fuel further speculation in ​commoditymarkets. The ​shareissue coincided with a huge ​rise in ​amateur stockmarket speculation.
(Definition of speculation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “speculation”
in Arabic تَخمين…
in Korean 추측, 예상…
in Portuguese especulação…
in Catalan especulació…
in Japanese 推測, 憶測…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猜测, 推测,推断…
in Turkish tahmin yürütme, spekülasyon, kurgu…
in Russian предположение, домысел…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猜測, 推測,推斷…
in Italian congettura…
in Polish spekulacje, domysły…
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