verb (used with object), con·jec·tured, con·jec·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), con·jec·tured, con·jec·tur·ing.
- conjoined anastomosis,
- conjoined twin,
- conjoined twins
Origin of conjecture
Examples from the Web for conjecture
And it is conjecture, based on the sketchy bits of evidence we possess.Is Brooklyn Becoming Unsafe for Gays? It Depends On Which Ones|Jay Michaelson|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, the innermost sexual longings of presidents, both living and dead, have long been the stuff of rumor and conjecture.
It is not a conjecture, and so many of these groups it is basically donor capture.
Mr. Rove, you make these claims purely as conjecture without any facts, fanned by the emotions of your partisanship.Karl Rove’s Awful, and Afactual, Remarks About Hillary Clinton’s Health|Sally Kohn|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We are in the realms of conjecture now, but I make no apologies for what follows.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer|John Suchet|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They differed, in no essential particular, from what conjecture had suggested to us.The Guerilla Chief|Mayne Reid
The conjecture that Chaucers ancestors were merchants, of no valydytye.
Mrs. Ennis knit her brows in thought, her blue eyes dark with conjecture.
It may seem irreverent to approach it even with a conjecture.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's|Elihu Burritt
It has been guessed that they formed centres for a coffered ceiling, and there is nothing to negative the conjecture.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1|Georges Perrot
Word Origin for conjecture
late 14c., "interpretation of signs and omens," from Old French conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from Latin coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," literally "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, past participle of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1530s.
early 15c., from conjecture (n.). In Middle English also with a parallel conjecte (n.), conjecten (v.). Related: Conjectured; conjecturing.