Definition of speculative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    speculative

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈspɛkyələt̮ɪv//
     
    , NAmE//ˈspɛkyəˌleɪt̮ɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1based on guessing or on opinions that have been formed without knowing all the facts The report is highly speculative and should be ignored.
  2. 2showing that you are trying to guess something She cast a speculative look at Kate.
  3. 3(of business activity) done in the hope of making a profit but involving the risk of losing money speculative investment
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