conjectural

[kuhn-jek-cher-uhl]
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:
1545–55; < Latin conjectūrālis, equivalent to conjectūr(a) conjecture + -ālis -al1

conjecturally, adverb
unconjectural, adjective


1. speculative, theoretical, doubtful.
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conjectural (kənˈdʒɛktʃərəl)
 
adj
involving or inclined to conjecture
 
con'jecturally
 
adv

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conjectural
1550s, from L. conjecturalis, from conjectura (see conjecture).
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Example sentences
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.
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