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speculative

adjective uk   /ˈspek.jʊ.lə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/

speculative adjective (GUESS)

based on a guess and not on information: The article was dismissed as highly speculative.

speculative adjective (TRADE)

bought or done in order to make a profit in the future: The office block was built as a speculative venture.
speculatively
adverb uk   /-li/  us   /-t̬ɪv-/
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