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  • nounspeculation, assumption
  • verbspeculate

synonyms for conjecture

  • guesswork
  • hunch
  • hypothesis
  • inference
  • supposition
  • conclusion
  • fancy
  • guess
  • guesstimate
  • notion
  • opinion
  • presumption
  • surmise
  • theory
  • perhaps
  • shot in the dark
  • sneaking suspicion
  • stab in the dark
See also synonyms for: conjectured / conjecturing
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antonyms for conjecture

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  • proof
  • reality
  • truth
  • calculation
  • certainty
  • fact
  • measurement
  • know
  • calculate
  • prove
  • measure
  • disbelieve
  • misunderstand
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How to use conjecture in a sentence

In July, his group reported a set of original conjectures and proofs generated and verified by machines.
HOW CLOSE ARE COMPUTERS TO AUTOMATING MATHEMATICAL REASONING?STEPHEN ORNESAUGUST 27, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
If he and Heule could prove that this rewriting system always terminates, they’d prove that the conjecture is true.
COMPUTER SCIENTISTS ATTEMPT TO CORNER THE COLLATZ CONJECTUREKEVIN HARTNETTAUGUST 26, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
“The computers said no, so we know the conjecture does hold,” said Heule.
COMPUTER SEARCH SETTLES 90-YEAR-OLD MATH PROBLEMKEVIN HARTNETTAUGUST 19, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Bloom and Sisask have only proved the conjecture for evenly spaced triples, not for longer arithmetic progressions, a task that currently seems out of reach.
LANDMARK MATH PROOF CLEARS HURDLE IN TOP ERDŐS CONJECTUREERICA KLARREICHAUGUST 3, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Zurek and Verlinde’s approach will only work if our universe is holographic — a conjecture that is far from established.
HOW THE BITS OF QUANTUM GRAVITY CAN BUZZTHOMAS LEWTONJULY 23, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Conjecture, lost in the mazy distance, gladly lays hold of something substantial in the shape of snuff's first royal patron.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Another conjecture is, that she was acquainted with some political secrets, and that fear caused her death.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
After this striking confirmation of my conjecture, I think no more need be said.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
I cannot send you the least account or even conjecture of Lords to be created or Commons to be dissolved.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
The circumstance that the system was only used for instrumental music is at least in harmony with this conjecture.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
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