Associations to the word «Conjecture»

Wiktionary

CONJECTURE, noun. (formal) A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess.
CONJECTURE, noun. (formal) A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
CONJECTURE, noun. (mathematics) (philology) A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally proven.
CONJECTURE, noun. (obsolete) Interpretation of signs and omens.
CONJECTURE, verb. (formal) (intransitive) To guess; to venture an unproven idea.

Dictionary definition

CONJECTURE, noun. 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".
CONJECTURE, noun. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
CONJECTURE, noun. Reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence.
CONJECTURE, verb. To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca