- The definition of a conjecture is a theory.
An example of conjecture is the belief that climate change will result in sea levels rising.
- Conjecture means to make a guess at something.
An example of conjecture is a scientist coming up with a theory about something.
conjecture definition by Webster's New World
- an inferring, theorizing, or predicting from incomplete or uncertain evidence; guesswork: an editorial full of conjecture
- an inference, theory, or prediction based on guesswork; guess
- Obsolete occult divination
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin conjectura, a putting together, guess, inference ; from conjectus, past participle of conjicere, to throw together, guess ; from com-, together plush jacere, to throw: see jet
- conjecturable adjective
conjecture definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Inference or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
- A statement, opinion, or conclusion based on guesswork: The commentators made various conjectures about the outcome of the next election.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin coniectūra, from coniectus, past participle of conicere, to infer : com-, com- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
- con·jecˈtur·a·ble adjective
- con·jecˈtur·a·bly adverb
- con·jecˈtur·er noun
conjecture - Legal Definition