Pronunciation : Con*jec"ture Part of Speech : n. Etymology : [L. conjectura, fr. conjicere, conjectum, to throw together, infer, conjecture; con- + jacere to throw: cf. F. conjecturer. See Jet a shooting forth.] Definition : Defn: An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion. He [Herodotus] would thus have corrected his first loose conjecture by a real study of nature. Whewell. Conjectures, fancies, built on nothing firm. Milton. Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
Pronunciation : Con*jec"ture Part of Speech : v. Etymology : [Cf. F. conjecturer. Cf. Conject.] Definition : Defn: To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning. Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be. South.