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English definition of “speculative”

speculative

adjective (TRADE)    /ˈspek.jʊ.lə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
bought or done in order to make a profit in the future: The office block was built as a speculative venture.Financial investments and the stock marketProfits and losses speculatively     /-li/ US  /-t̬ɪv-/ adverb Guesses and assumptionsFinancial investments and the stock marketProfits and losses
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