conjectural

[kuhn-jek-cher-uhl]
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adjective
  1. of, of the nature of, or involving conjecture; problematical: Theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are highly conjectural.
  2. given to making conjectures: a conjectural thinker.

Origin of conjectural

1545–55; < Latin conjectūrālis, equivalent to conjectūr(a) conjecture + -ālis -al1
Related formscon·jec·tur·al·ly, adverbun·con·jec·tur·al, adjective

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conjectural

adjective
  1. involving or inclined to conjecture
Derived Formsconjecturally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conjectural
adj.

1550s, from Latin conjecturalis "belonging to conjecture," from conjectura (see conjecture). Related: Conjecturally (mid-15c.).

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