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speculation

(Conjecture), noun assumption, contemplation, deliberation, guesswork, hypothesis, inference, presumption, reasoning, rumination, surmise, suspicion, theorization, theory
Associated concepts: speculative damages, speculative testimony

speculation

(Risk), noun bet, calculated risk, chance, fortuity, fortune, gamble, gambling, gaming, hazard, venture, wager
See also: belief, conjecture, consideration, contemplation, estimate, estimation, feeling, hypothesis, idea, inference, investment, opinion, outlook, postulate, presumption, prospect, rationale, reflection, risk, sense, supposition, suspicion, theory, thesis, thought, uncertainty, venture

SPECULATION, contracts. The hope or desire of making a profit by the purchase and resale of a thing. Pard. Dr. Com. n. 12. The profit so made; as, be made a good speculation.

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A good spec can get you exposure through Realtors or a parade of homes.
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A recent SPEC SFS test demonstrated performance of over 1 million operations per second, a leap of more than three times that of the next closest competitor.
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