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Speculative meaning

speculative - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Given to speculation; contemplative.
  2. 2. Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration.
  3. 3. Of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc.; as, a speculative dealer or enterprise.
  4. 4. Given to speculation; theoretical; ideal; addicted, or pertaining, to speculation in business; venturesome.

speculative - examples of usage

  1. There is not much indication of speculative thought in any of these fragments. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  2. Instead of being annoyed by straw railroads got up for speculative purposes, it ought to have protection from such annoyance." - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
  3. The " lethal factors" of Drosophila may be supposed to be mutations of some such nature; but as yet we have not studied this side of the question sufficiently, and this supposed method of action of the lethals is purely speculative. - "Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila", Thomas Hunt Morgan Calvin B. Bridges.
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