conjecture conjecture  /kən ˈdʒɛk tʃər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
  2. (n) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  3. (n) reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
  4. (v) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

Usage(s):

  1. His guilt was never established. The entire story was based on conjecture.
  2. Despite conjecture in the market, the two arms of the company are not going to split in the future.
  3. The judge angrily remarked that there was no evidence and the entire case was built on conjecture.

News

  1. Sainsbury CEO King Sells Part of Stake for ‘Personal Reasons’

    J Sainsbury Plc (SBRY) Chief Executive Officer Justin King sold part of his stake in the U.K.’s third-largest grocer for about 900,000 pounds ($1.38 million) amid continued conjecture over when he will hand over the reins.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Rugby-Warburton leads eight Welsh Lions in first test

    (adds quotes, details, byline) By Nick Mulvenney BRISBANE, June 20 (Reuters) - Flanker Sam Warburton will captain a British and Irish Lions team containing eight Welshmen but few suprises in the first test against Australia at Lang Park on Saturday. After six warm-up matches and months of conjecture, coach Warren Gatland had some tough decisions to make but said that last week's 47-17 win over ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Could Lydia's Talent For Shrieking Like A Madwoman Mean She's A 'Teen Wolf' Banshee?

    After Lydia was bitten by Peter Hale but never turned when the full moon came, "Teen Wolf" viewers didn't quite know what to make of her. And ever since, fans have been speculating why exactly she's immune to The Bite. Is she a vampire? A witch? Countless theories based merely on conjecture have been cast, but [...]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: MTV

Quotes

  1. "For me to create conjecture for what it's going to be like, I really don't want to go there right now, quite frankly. I don't," Maddon said. "So many things are going good right now. If I have to face those moments I'll do it at the...
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Joe Maddon Source: Bradenton Herald

  2. "We knew there maybe some changes in their side. Whether they are stronger or not, I'm not quite sure," Meninga said. "They played very well in game one with the other guys, so whether it's stronger or not, there's a lot of conjecture I...
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Mal Meninga Source: Lightning Ridge News

  3. "For several weeks, I have been the subject of leaked stories, conjecture, and false attacks about a land exchange," Renzi, a Republican, said in a brief statement. "None of them bear any resemblance to the truth, including the rumor that I...
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Rick Renzi Source: FOX News

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