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Synonyms for conjecture
kənˈdʒɛk tʃərcon·jec·ture

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conjecture

    A hypothesis is a statement of what is deemed possibly true, assumed and reasoned upon as if certainly true, with a view of reaching truth not yet surely known; especially, in the sciences, a hypothesis is a comprehensive tentative explanation of certain phenomena, which is meant to include all other facts of the same class, and which is assumed as true till there has been opportunity to bring all related facts into comparison; if the hypothesis explains all the facts, it is regarded as verified; till then it is regarded as a working hypothesis, that is, one that may answer for present practical purposes. A hypothesis may be termed a comprehensive guess. A guess is a swift conclusion from data directly at hand, and held as probable or tentative, while one confessedly lacks material for absolute certainty. A conjecture is more methodical than a guess, while a supposition is still slower and more settled; a conjecture, like a guess, is preliminary and tentative; a supposition is more nearly final; a surmise is more floating and visionary, and often sinister; as, a surmise that a stranger may be a pickpocket. Theory is used of the mental coordination of facts and principles, that may or may not prove correct; a machine may be perfect in theory, but useless in fact. Scheme may be used as nearly equivalent to theory, but is more frequently applied to proposed action, and in the sense of a somewhat visionary plan. A speculation may be wholly of the brain, resting upon no facts worthy of consideration; system is the highest of these terms, having most of assurance and fixity; a system unites many facts, phenomena, or doctrines into an orderly and consistent whole; we speak of a system of theology, of the Copernican system of the universe. Compare SYSTEM.

    Synonyms:
    guess, hypothesis, scheme, speculation, supposition, surmise, system, theory

    Antonyms:
    certainty, demonstration, discovery, evidence, fact, proof

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conjectureverb

    Synonyms:
    guest, divination, hypothesis, theory, notion, surmise, supposition

    Antonyms:
    computation, calculation, inference, reckoning, proof, deduction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. speculation, conjecturenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    surmisal, hypothesis, meditation, guess, supposition, surmise, speculation, venture

  2. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesisnoun

    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

    Synonyms:
    guess, possibility, surmise, guesswork, theory, meditation, venture, supposition, dead reckoning, guessing, surmisal, supposal, assumption, hypothesis, speculation, shot

  3. conjectureverb

    reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

    Synonyms:
    surmise, surmisal, guess, hypothesis, supposition, speculation

  4. speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, supposeverb

    to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

    "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

    Synonyms:
    hypothecate, presuppose, guess, contemplate, think, theorise, say, reflect, chew over, excogitate, reckon, suppose, imagine, hypothesise, mull over, think over, ponder, theorize, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, opine, mull, speculate, job

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conjecturenoun

    Synonyms:
    supposition, surmise, guess, hypothesis, theory

  2. conjectureverb

    Synonyms:
    surmise, guess, suppose, divine, suspect

  3. conjectureverb

    Synonyms:
    surmise, guess, suppose, suspect, fancy, dare say, take it, hazard the conjecture

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conjecturenoun

    Synonyms:
    surmise, supposition

  2. conjectureverb

    Synonyms:
    surmise, guess, speculate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "conjecture":

    speculation, guesswork, hypothesis

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How to use conjecture in a sentence?

  1. Anatole France:

    To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price on conjecture.

  2. Mark Twain:

    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

  3. Anatole France:

    To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon conjecture.

  4. Panoyotis Mavromatis:

    Scientists conjecture there may be a genetic component to our degree and quality of response to music. Clearly there are no universal patterns, but music therapists can still experiment to find out what works or not with a given individual.

  5. Frank Giustra:

    Other media outlets have insinuated that I influenced the decision by the U.S. to sign a free trade agreement with Colombia, at one point, I was an investor in Pacific Rubiales, a Colombian energy company. I sold my shares in Pacific Rubiales several years before the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which, I will note, was approved by several U.S. agencies and the White House. To theorize that I had anything to do with that is sheer conjecture.

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