Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun conjecture

3 senses of conjecture

Sense 1
speculation, conjecture -- (a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture")
       => hypothesis, possibility, theory -- (a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices")

Sense 2
guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis -- (a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence)
       => opinion, view -- (a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page")

Sense 3
conjecture -- (reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence)
       => reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought -- (thinking that is coherent and logical)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb conjecture

1 sense of conjecture

Sense 1
speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose -- (to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps")
       => expect, anticipate -- (regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow")

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