Associations to the word «Conjecture»


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

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.