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conjectures, plural;
  1. Form an opinion or supposition about (something) on the basis of incomplete information
    • - he conjectured the existence of an otherwise unknown feature
    • - many conjectured that she had a second husband in mind
  2. (in textual criticism) Propose (a reading)

  1. An opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information
    • - conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied
    • - the purpose of the opening in the wall is open to conjecture
  2. An unproven mathematical or scientific theorem
    • - the Goldbach conjecture
  3. (in textual criticism) The suggestion or reconstruction of a reading of a text not present in the original source

  1. speculate: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
  2. speculation: a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"
  3. guess: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  4. reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
  5. A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven but appears correct and has not been disproven. Karl Popper pioneered the use of the term "conjecture" in scientific philosophy. ...
  6. Conjecture (conjectural emendation) is a critical reconstruction of the original reading of a clearly corrupt, contaminated, nonsensical or illegible textual fragment. ...
  7. A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess; A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis; A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally proven; Interpretation of signs and omens; To guess; to ...
  8. an educated guess or opinion; a hypothesis
  9. A conjecture is a statement which, although much evidence can be found to support it, has not been proved to be either true or false.
  10. A thought about the future that falls short of a prediction. A low probability is implied: a conjecture is something that seems unlikely to happen, though perhaps desirable.
  11. ideas about that which does not exist or has not yet been proven to exist.
  12. A proposition which is consistent with known data, but has neither been verified nor shown to be false. It is synonymous with hypothesis.
  13. An unproven statement based on observations.
  14. a generalization made through inductive reasoning
  15. He is credited with the authorship of the Carathéodory conjecture claiming that a closed convex surface admits at least two umbilic points. As of 2007, this conjecture remained unproven despite having attracted a large amount of research.
  16. a conclusion arrived at by guesswork.
  17. A proposition before it has been proved or disproved.
  18. An unofficial name for something.