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  Words related to speculation

Related / Similar Words: meditation, conjecture, guess, supposition, surmise, surmisal, hypothesis, venture

 

Definition:
  • continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge";
  • 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;
  • an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it";

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    Hyponyms: divination, gamble, smart money, pyramid

     

    Derivational Morphology: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate, study, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose, surmise, suspect, say, think, opine, imagine, reckon, guess, estimate, gauge, approximate, judge, venture, pretend, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize, job

     

     
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