Definitions for speculation

Definitions for (noun) speculation

Main entry: speculation, meditation

Definition: continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature

Usage: the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge

Main entry: speculation, conjecture

Definition: a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)

Usage: speculations about the outcome of the election; he dismissed it as mere conjecture

Main entry: supposition, surmisal, surmise, hypothesis, guess, speculation, conjecture

Definition: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Main entry: venture, speculation

Definition: an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

Usage: he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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