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Definition of 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

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

I think now I'm being taken a little more seriously. That's pure conjecture on my part.
Tom Wopat

In the first day of the Soviet Army's arrival, I and the other comrades were isolated and then found ourselves here, not knowing anything... I can only conjecture what could have happened.
Alexander Dubcek

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