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conjecture

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Noun

Singular
conjecture

Plural
s

conjecture (s)
  1. A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess.
    I explained it, but it is pure conjecture whether he understood, or not.
  2. A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
    The physicist used his conjecture about subatomic particles to design an experiment.
  3. (mathematics) A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally proven.
  4. (obsolete) The interpretation of signs and omens.

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Verb

Infinitive
to conjecture

Third person singular
conjectur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to conjecture (third-person singular simple present conjectur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To guess; to venture an unproven idea.
    I don't know if it is true; I'm just conjecturing here.

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