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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 INDIA cordially invites all to visit them @ MWC 2015 (Hall No.
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.
This probably has no relationship to agency needs and reflects the lack of understanding, so common as to the product specs and the agency needs.
Alt spec is one of the premium showcase vehicles in its category, and we look forward to embarking on the assignment.
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SPEC OMP2012 replaces SPEC OMP2001, a benchmark that was embraced by the high-performance computing (HPC) community.
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.
There's a groundswell of interest in compute performance related to handheld devices, but in our opinion none of the current benchmarks meet the standards that SPEC could provide and that vendors and consumers are seeking," says Jeff Reilly, chair of the SPEC CPU subcommittee.
technical manager for Owens-Corning, "Webelieve in targeting our process on one ideal value for a spec, rather than a specification range.
We are proud to offer these benchmarks to help jump-start the SPEC accelerator effort.