Conjecture

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Conjecture Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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 ,
  • reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

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Conjecture Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A conjecture is an idea in mathematics that appears likely to be true but that has not been proven to be true.

After a conjecture is proven to be true, it becomes a theorem.

Until recently, one of the most famous conjectures was Fermat's Last Theorem. The name was incorrect, because although Fermat said he had a proof for it, none could be found in his notes. In 1992, British mathematician Andrew Wiles found a proof for it, making it a theorem and not a conjecture.

Other famous conjectures include:



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'Conjecture' example sentence in quotations


* There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. - Mark Twain


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Conjecture Sample Sentences in News


  • Country Party branding battle brews
    CONJECTURE is mounting over the naming rights for an emerging political movement that’s aiming to challenge the National party’s grip. Read more on this news related to 'Conjecture'
  • Gentiloni says aid workers ransom rumours 'just conjecture'
    (ANSA) - Rome, January 16 - Rumours suggesting that Italy paid a ransom to free two young hostages kidnapped in Syria last summer were "just conjecture", Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Friday. Read more on this news related to 'Conjecture'
  • Pundits' predictions about data centers for 2015
    Readers will deem most 2015 data-center predictions unremarkable. Conjecture about raised floors and commissioning certifications might be the possible exception. Read more on this news related to 'Conjecture'

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