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Definition of conjecture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    conjecture

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    noun
    BrE BrE//kənˈdʒektʃə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʒektʃər//
     
    (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 What was going through the killer's mind is a matter for conjecture. see also guesswork
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the senses ‘to divine’ and ‘divination’): from Old French, or from Latin conjectura, from conicere ‘put together in thought’, from con- ‘together’ + jacere ‘throw’.
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