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speculation


noun
1. a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence) (Freq. 2)
- speculations about the outcome of the election
- he dismissed it as mere conjecture
Syn:
conjecture
Derivationally related forms:
conjectural (for: conjecture), conjecture (for: conjecture), speculate
Hypernyms:
hypothesis, possibility, theory
2. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence (Freq. 2)
Syn:
guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, hypothesis
Derivationally related forms:
hypothetical (for: hypothesis), hypothecate (for: hypothesis), hypothesize (for: hypothesis), speculate, surmise (for: surmisal), surmise (for: surmise), suppositional (for: supposition), supposititious (for: supposition), suppositious (for: supposition), suppose (for: supposition), conjectural (for: conjecture), guess (for: guess)
Hypernyms:
opinion, view
Hyponyms:
divination
3. an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits (Freq. 1)
- he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it
Syn:
venture
Derivationally related forms:
venturous (for: venture), venture (for: venture), speculate
Hypernyms:
investment, investment funds
Hyponyms:
gamble, smart money, pyramid
4. 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
Syn:
meditation
Derivationally related forms:
speculate, meditate (for: meditation)
Hypernyms:
contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness

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