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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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SPEC conducted weekly quality meetings with internal and external partners, and its Quality Assurance Team ensured ongoing identification of trends/issues and immediate implementation of actions.
The charter edition of Alt Spec will include three volumes of full-page, full-bleed, four-color product information and advertising, printed on 80-pound paper stock.
Drives that have been offered for a while with slower (but still more-than-merely-acceptable) performance specs are now widely available at attractively lower prices.
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By building custom and spec, you can keep your crews busy when you don't have a custom home, and you can slack off on spec homes when the custom side is busy.
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The optional energy consumption measurements are based on the SPEC Power and Performance Benchmark Methodology, which provides details on how to integrate a power metric into standardized benchmarks.
Today, SPEC maintains its small business size and approach to customers.
The MoDOT draft spec includes provisions for shingle-derived HMA to meet the equivalent of a virgin asphalt performance grade (PG) of 64-22.
It is open to SPEC and non-SPEC members, including representatives from vendors, application developers, universities and R&D operations.
Ampacet's Reger adds that moisture content is becoming a standard spec for extrusion coating and cast film additives, and new color tolerances--[Delta]C and [Delta]H--have been added to the firm's Letters of Certification as potentially more sensitive measures than the traditional L, a, b and [Delta]E values.
We are proud to offer these benchmarks to help jump-start the SPEC accelerator effort.