Conjecture

  • 1 conjecture — [ kɔ̃ʒɛktyr ] n. f. • 1246; lat. conjectura 1 ♦ Opinion fondée sur des probabilités ou des apparences. ⇒ hypothèse, supposition. Parler de qqch. par conjecture. Conjecture sur l avenir. ⇒ prévision, pronostic. 2 ♦ (Nuance péj.) Opinion fondée sur …

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  • 2 conjecture — CONJECTURE. s. f. Jugement probable, opinion que l on fonde sur quelques apparences touchant quelque chose obscure & incertaine. Forte, foible, puissante conjecture. legere, vaine conjecture. conjecture trompeuse. conjecture bien fondée, mal… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 conjecture — CONJECTURE. subs. fém. Jugement probable, opinion que l on fonde sur quelques apparences touchant une chose obscure et incertaine. Forte conjecture. Puissante conjecture. Foible, légère, vaine conjecture. Conjecture trompeuse, bien fondée, mal… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4 conjecture — vb Conjecture, surmise, guess are comparable as verbs, meaning to draw an inference from slight evi dence, and as nouns, denoting an inference based upon such evidence. Conjecture implies formation of an opinion or judgment upon what is… …

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  • 5 conjecture — Conjecture, Coniectura, Coniectatio. Faulse conjecture, Fallax coniectura. Entendre par conjecture, Coniectura consequi. Qu on scait par conjectures, Coniecturalis. Choses desquelles on peut faire quelque conjecture, Res positae in coniectura. On …

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  • 6 conjecture — I noun assumption, belief, guess, guesswork, hypothesis, imputation, inference, opinion, postulate, postulation, presumption, presupposition, presurmise, speculation, supposal, supposition, surmise, suspicion, theory, thesis, unverified… …

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  • 7 conjecture — [kən jek′chər] n. [ME < L conjectura, a putting together, guess, inference < conjectus, pp. of conjicere, to throw together, guess < com , together + jacere, to throw: see JET1] 1. an inferring, theorizing, or predicting from incomplete… …

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  • 8 Conjecture — Con*jec ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conjectured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conjecturing}.] [Cf. F. conjecturer. Cf. {Conject}.] To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning. [1913… …

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  • 9 Conjecture — Con*jec ture (; 135?), n. [L. conjectura, fr. conjicere, conjectum, to throw together, infer, conjecture; con + jacere to throw: cf. F. conjecturer. See {Jet} a shooting forth.] An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive… …

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  • 10 conjecture — late 14c., interpretation of signs and omens, from O.Fr. conjecture surmise, guess, or directly from L. coniectura conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference, lit. a casting together (of facts, etc.), from coniectus, pp. of conicere to throw… …

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  • 11 conjecture — [n] speculation, assumption conclusion, fancy, guess, guesstimate*, guesswork, hunch, hypothesis, inference, notion, opinion, perhaps, presumption, shot in the dark*, sneaking suspicion, stab in the dark*, supposition, surmise, theorizing,… …

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  • 12 conjecture — ► NOUN ▪ an opinion or conclusion based on incomplete information; a guess. ► VERB ▪ form a conjecture; guess. DERIVATIVES conjectural adjective. ORIGIN Latin conjectura, from conicere put together in thought …

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  • 13 Conjecture — Con*jec ture, v. i. To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 conjecture 1 — n. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. 2 v. To make a conclusion or inference based upon such evidence. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …

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  • 15 conjecturé — conjecturé, ée (kon jè ktu ré, rée) part. passé. Des événements conjecturés avec une rare sagacité …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 conjecturé — Conjecturé, [conjectur]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 17 Conjecture —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Conjoncture. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Conjecture », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) En mathématiques, une conjecture est une assertion pour laquelle on ne connaît pas… …

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  • 18 Conjecture — For text reconstruction, see Conjecture (textual criticism). A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven but is thought to be true and has not been disproven. Karl Popper pioneered the use of the term conjecture in scientific philosophy.… …

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  • 19 CONJECTURE — s. f. Jugement probable, opinion que l on fonde sur quelques apparences touchant une chose obscure et incertaine. Forte conjecture. Faible, légère, vaine conjecture. Conjecture trompeuse, bien fondée, mal fondée. Fausses conjectures. Tirer une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 conjecture — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure ▪ Whether the business will survive another ten years is pure conjecture. ▪ just, mere, only ▪ These are mere conjectures on our part …

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