from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Based on or involving conjecture. See Synonyms at supposed.
- adj. Tending to conjecture.
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- adj. In the nature of a conjecture, or based on a conjecture.
- n. Something that is conjectural; a conjecture.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dependent on conjecture; fancied; imagined; guessed at; undetermined; doubtful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Depending on conjecture; springing from or implying a guess or conjecture; problematical: as, a conjectural opinion; a conjectural emendation of a text.
- Given to conjecturing or to depending on mere conjecture: as, a conjectural critic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
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The only physical cause for the practice which suggests itself to me and that must be owned to be purely conjectural, is that within the Sotadic Zone there is a blending of the masculine and feminine temperaments, a crasis which elsewhere occurs only sporadically.
Already we can see how such advances have brought about a watershed in conjectural modeling in humanistic fields such as art conservation.
When there is a dispute as to the fact, since the cause is confirmed by conjectures, it is called a conjectural statement.
I tried the theme again before I abandoned it, and was so fortunate as to get him to admit a degree of improvement such as led to his desiring to recall his conjectural judgment on my possibilities as a sonnet-writer, but as the letters in which he characterises the advance are neither so terse in criticism, nor so interesting from the exposition of principles, as the one quoted, I pass them by.
Phillipson devotes a "conjectural" chapter to reconstructing lectures on jurisprudence that Smith may or may not have delivered in Edinburgh in the winter of 1750-51.
'conjectural' history, Ricardo did not mean to state a historical fact.
However, architect William Burges admitted that the towers' conical roofs were "utterly conjectural".
Our ship's position in this waste of storm and sea is conjectural.
How much farther it might have run is conjectural; for, after one big game, he never played again.
I slipped away from the port and went along the deck to the break of the poop, where I held on and stood staring through the gray and spray in the conjectural direction of our drift.