Conjecture

Definition of Conjecture

Con`jec´ture
n.1.An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.
He [Herodotus] would thus have corrected his first loose conjecture by a real study of nature.
- Whewell.
v. t.1.To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning.
[imp. & p. p. Conjectured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conjecturing.]
Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be.
- South.
v. i.1.To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.

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