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Definition of Speculation


  1. The act of speculating.
  2. Examination by the eye; view.
  3. Mental view of anything in its various aspects and relations; contemplation; intellectual examination.
  4. The act or process of reasoning a priori from premises given or assumed.
  5. The act or practice of buying land, goods, shares, etc., in expectation of selling at a higher price, or of selling with the expectation of repurchasing at a lower price; a trading on anticipated fluctuations in price, as distinguished from trading in which the profit expected is the difference between the retail and wholesale prices, or the difference of price in different markets.
  6. Any business venture in involving unusual risks, with a chance for large profits.
  7. A conclusion to which the mind comes by speculating; mere theory; view; notion; conjecture.
  8. Power of sight.
  9. A game at cards in which the players buy from one another trumps or whole hands, upon a chance of getting the highest trump dealt, which entitles the holder to the pool of stakes.

Speculation Quotations

Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
Henry Ford

Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

My speculation is that the U.S. does not want to establish the principle that it has to defer to some higher authority before carrying out the use of violence.
Noam Chomsky

The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
Honore de Balzac

What is faith but a kind of betting or speculation after all? It should be, I bet that my Redeemer liveth.
Samuel Butler
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Speculation Translations

speculation in Swedish is spekulation

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