Dictionary Results for conjecture


1. conjecture - noun

· a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"

Synonym(s): speculation

Hypernym(s): hypothesis, possibility, theory




2. conjecture - noun

· a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Synonym(s): guess, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis

Hypernym(s): opinion, view




3. conjecture - noun

· reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

Hypernym(s): reasoning, logical_thinking, abstract_thought




4. conjecture - verb

· to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

Synonym(s): speculate, theorize, theorise, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose

Hypernym(s): expect, anticipate





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