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Related / Similar Words: speculation, guess, supposition, surmise, surmisal, hypothesis, speculate, theorize, theorise, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose

 

Definition:
  • reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence;
  • 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";
  • a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence;
  • to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps";

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    Hyponyms: theorization, theorisation, supposition, supposal, divination, reconstruct, construct, retrace, explicate, formulate, develop

     

    Derivational Morphology: speculate, theorize, theorise, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose, surmise, suspect, say, think, opine, imagine, reckon, guess, estimate, gauge, approximate, judge, venture, pretend, hazard, supposition, supposal, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis, possibility, theory, theorist, theoretician, theorizer, theoriser, theorization, theorisation, speculator

     

     
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