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conjecture

noun assumption, belief, guess, hypothesis, imputation, inference, opinion, postulation, presumption, presupposition, presurmise, speculation, supposal, supposition, surmise, suspicion, thesis, unverified supposition
Foreign phrases: In claris non est locus conjecturis.In matters which are obvious there is no room for conjecture.
See also: anticipate, assume, assumption, belief, concept, deduce, deduct, estimate, estimation, expect, guess, hypothesis, idea, infer, inference, opine, opinion, postulate, presume, presumption, presuppose, prognosis, prognosticate, proposition, suppose, supposition, surmise, suspect, suspicion, theory, thesis, think, uncertainty, understand

CONJECTURE. Conjectures are ideas or notions founded on probabilities without any demonstration of their truth. Mascardus has defined conjecture: "rationable vestigium latentis veritatis, unde nascitur opinio sapientis;" or a slight degree of credence arising from evidence too weak or too remote to produce belief. De Prob. vol. i. quoest. 14, n. 14. See Dict. de Trevoux, h.v.; Denisart, h.v.

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