# conjecture

### noun

### verb (used with object), con·jec·tured, con·jec·tur·ing.

### verb (used without object), con·jec·tured, con·jec·tur·ing.

## Origin of conjecture

## Synonyms for conjecture

## Related Words for conjecture

guesswork, hypothesis, hunch, supposition, inference, presumption, guess, theory, fancy, opinion, conclusion, notion, surmise, guesstimate, gather, figure, conclude, feel, deem, expect## Examples from the Web for conjecture

### Contemporary Examples of conjecture

And it is conjecture, based on the sketchy bits of evidence we possess.

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.

We are in the realms of conjecture now, but I make no apologies for what follows.

### Historical Examples of conjecture

She discovered that Emma's conjecture had been only too correct.

Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton CampusJessie Graham Flower

He hesitated; then, "Well, go on with your conjecture," Rulledge said forgivingly.

Quaint CourtshipsVarious

Nor can I conjecture how far I strayed north or south from my course.

Green MansionsW. H. Hudson

How had he never before chanced on a conjecture so probable?

Night and Morning, CompleteEdward Bulwer-Lytton

She does not own, she has any authority for this, but her own conjecture.

Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)Samuel Richardson