Conjecture : Definition

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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.

t. [imp. & p.p. Conjectured; p.pr. & vb.n. Conjecturing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Con*jec"ture
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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