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conjecture

con·jec·ture

conjecture

 
pronunciation:
kn jek chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the making of a guess or inference, esp. with little evidence.
Where the spectacular wedding was going to be held was a subject of much conjecture.
synonyms:
speculation
similar words:
guesswork, inference, supposition
definition 2: the guess or inference so made.
Her conjecture as to her son's whereabouts turned out to be correct.
synonyms:
guess, speculation, surmise
antonyms:
actuality, fact
similar words:
fancy, inference, judgment, supposition, theory
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: conjectured, conjectures, conjecturing
definition: to guess or infer without complete evidence or knowledge of the facts.
The art dealer conjectured that the painting might be worth a great deal if it were proven to be authentic.
synonyms:
guess, surmise
similar words:
imagine, infer
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a guess or inference.
I truly don't know, so I can only conjecture.
synonyms:
guess, speculate, surmise
antonyms:
know
similar words:
estimate, infer, suppose, theorize
derivations: conjecturable (adj.), conjecturably (adv.), conjecturer (n.)
Word Parts
The word conjecture contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."