adjective Date: 1553 1. of the nature of or involving or based on conjecture 2. given to conjectures • conjecturally adverb

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  • conjectural — conjectural, ale, aux [ kɔ̃ʒɛktyral, o ] adj. • v. 1300; de conjecture ♦ Qui est fondé sur des conjectures. Science conjecturale. Adv. CONJECTURALEMENT , 1488 . ⊗ CONTR. Certain, constant, 1. positif. ● conjectural, conjecturale, conjecturaux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • conjectural — CONJECTURÁL, Ă, conjecturali, e, adj. Întemeiat pe conjecturi, pe aparenţe sau pe supoziţii; neîntemeiat. – Din fr. conjectural. Trimis de Joseph, 23.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  CONJECTURÁL adj. v. ipotetic, presupus, prezumtiv. Trimis de siveco, 15 …   Dicționar Român

  • Conjectural — Con*jec tur*al, a. [L. conjecturalis: cf. F. conjectural.] Dependent on conjecture; fancied; imagined; guessed at; undetermined; doubtful. [1913 Webster] And mak st conjectural fears to come into me. Shak. [1913 Webster] A slight expense of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conjectural — CONJECTURAL, ALE. adj. Qui n est fondé que sur des conjectures. Ce n est qu une preuve conjecturale. La Médecine est une science conjecturale, un art conjectural …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • conjectural — I adjective abstract, allusive, apparent, assumed, circumstantial, debatable, disputable, doubtful, hypothetical, ideal, imagined, impractical, notional, postulated, presumptive, propositional, putative, referential, reputed, speculative,… …   Law dictionary

  • conjectural — conjectural, ale (kon jè ktu ral, ra l ) adj. Qui ne repose que sur des conjectures. Raisonnements conjecturaux. •   Pour montrer qu il ne s agit pas d une certitude morale ou conjecturale, BOSSUET Variat. 4. •   Les conséquences que je veux… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • conjectural — 1550s, from L. conjecturalis belonging to conjecture, from conjectura (see CONJECTURE (Cf. conjecture)). Related: Conjecturally (mid 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conjectural — |èt| adj. 2 g. Baseado em conjectura.   ♦ [Portugal] Grafia de conjetural antes do Acordo Ortográfico de 1990 …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • conjectural — hypothetical, suppositious, *supposed, supposititious, reputed, putative, purported Analogous words: presumed, assumed, postulated (see PRESUPPOSE): *theoretical, speculative: alleged (see ADDUCE) Contrasted words: proved, demonstrated (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conjectural — [adj] speculative academic, assumed, doubtful, figured, guessing, guesstimated*, hypothetical, on a hunch*, on a long shot*, putative, reputed, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, suppositive, surmised, surmising, suspect, tentative,… …   New thesaurus

  • conjectural — Conjectural, [conjectur]ale. adj. Qui n est fondé que sur des conjectures. Ce n est qu une preuve conjecturale. la Medecine est une science conjecturale …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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