Definition of 'conjecture'
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He is also eager to forestall conjecture about the captaincy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And any suggestion to the contrary is just pure conjecture. The Sun (2015) Mere speculation or conjecture that this would happen is not enough evidence of direct injury to support standing. Christianity Today (2000)Until the powers that be shed some light on the situation we are left only with conjecture and rumour. The Sun (2014)But around them swirl the mists of conjecture and pure fantasy that the learned judge has to cut through. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Quite what went on during the Australia tour has been a matter of much conjecture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Since the spring, there has been conjecture about the moment when relocation would resume. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These are alarming numbers and economically very damaging - and they are not mere conjecture. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Before her return from California all this would have been mere conjecture. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There has been a lot of speculation and conjecture about the causes of irresponsible drinking and what should be done to solve the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The source said: 'We can conjecture about what was going on in the house. The Sun (2008)One can only conjecture about the reasons for Russia's change of front. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)That, for now, is mere conjecture. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But a spokesman said: 'All reports are pure conjecture as the studio has not committed to a sequel as yet. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'conjecture'
British English: conjecture NOUN
A conjecture is a conclusion that is based on information that is not certain or complete.
That was a conjecture, not a fact.
British English: conjecture VERB
When you conjecture, you form an opinion or reach a conclusion on the basis of information that is not certain or complete.
He conjectured that some individuals may be able to detect major calamities.
...a list of all the paradises that man had ever thought of, conjectured, or desired.
Definition of conjecture from the Collins English Dictionary
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