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Definition of Conjecture

Conjecture

  1. An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.
  2. To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning.
  3. To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.

Conjecture Quotations

We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things.
John Wesley Powell

If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.
Arthur Machen

If there are other worlds elsewhere in the universe, I would conjecture they are governed by the same laws of natural selection.
Richard Dawkins

Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without.
Walter Pater

Sometimes, I look out at nature and I think, 'Everything here is obeying my conjecture.' It's a wonderfully narcissistic feeling.
Geoffrey West
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Conjecture Translations

conjecture in Dutch is vermoeden, gissen
conjecture in Finnish is otaksua
conjecture in French is conjecturer
conjecture in German is Vermutung
conjecture in Latin is conicio, opinio
conjecture in Swedish is gissa, gissning
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