# 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:

### Words and phrases related to 'Conjecture'

assume | assumption | axiom | believe | conceive |

conclude | deem | estimate | expect | fancy |

feel | gather | glean | guess | guesswork |

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