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


  • After two weeks of conjecture, the AFL community can rest
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