Definition of conjecture noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    conjecture

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    noun
    NAmE//kənˈdʒɛktʃər//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[countable] an opinion or idea that is not based on definite knowledge and is formed by guessing synonym guess The truth of his conjecture was confirmed by the newspaper report.
  2. 2[uncountable] the forming of an opinion or idea that is not based on definite knowledge synonym guess What was going through the killer's mind is a matter for conjecture.
  3. conjectural
     
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  4. NAmE//kənˈdʒɛktʃərəl//
     
    adjective Some of the stages of the Earth's development are purely conjectural.
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