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conjecture
/kənˈʤɛktʃɚ/
noun
plural
conjectures
plural
conjectures
Learner's definition of CONJECTURE
formal
:
an opinion or idea formed without proof or sufficient evidence
:
guess
[count]
[noncount]

Your plan is based on (nothing more than) conjecture.

Most of the book is conjecture, not fact.

The criminal's motive remains a matter of conjecture. [=people can only guess about the criminal's motive; no one knows the criminal's motive]
— conjectural
/kənˈʤɛktʃərəl/
adjective
[more conjectural; most conjectural]
^{2}
conjecture
/kənˈʤɛktʃɚ/
verb
conjectures;
conjectured;
conjecturing
^{2}
conjecture
/kənˈʤɛktʃɚ/
verb
conjectures;
conjectured;
conjecturing
Learner's definition of CONJECTURE
formal
:
to form an opinion or idea without proof or sufficient evidence
[+ object]
[no object]