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Conjecture meaning

conjecture - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.
  2. 2. To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning.
  3. 3. To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.
  4. 4. An unproved opinion; guess; surmise.
  5. 5. To guess; surmise.
  6. 6. To make conjectures.

conjecture - examples of usage

  1. It was soon plain that Ruth was right in her conjecture. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. His absence caused, at first, surprise and conjecture, and at length alarm. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. His wife did not heed the conjecture. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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