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conjectural

[kuh n-jek-cher-uh l] /kənˈdʒɛk tʃər əl/
adjective
1.
of, of the nature of, or involving conjecture; problematical:
Theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are highly conjectural.
2.
given to making conjectures:
a conjectural thinker.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin conjectūrālis, equivalent to conjectūr(a) conjecture + -ālis -al1
Related forms
conjecturally, adverb
unconjectural, adjective
Synonyms
1. speculative, theoretical, doubtful.
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Examples from the web for conjectural
  • The fertility rate is a hypothetical, almost conjectural number.
  • Some observers claim that the government's commitment is only conjectural and therefore potentially illusory.
  • The markup depends on the elasticity of demand as well as on the conjectural variations held by the firms within an industry.
British Dictionary definitions for conjectural

conjectural

/kənˈdʒɛktʃərəl/
adjective
1.
involving or inclined to conjecture
Derived Forms
conjecturally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conjectural
adj.

1550s, from Latin conjecturalis "belonging to conjecture," from conjectura (see conjecture). Related: Conjecturally (mid-15c.).

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