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conjecture

A conclusion that is not proved but rather is assumed from incomplete evidence; a guess or speculation.
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The conjectural restoration proposed by the authors is based on a combination of two possible interpretations of the expression "shall not enter the congregation of the Lord" in Deut.
Part of what would make that modern critic's investigation of a play's topicality conjectural would be the difficulty of verifying the claim that a particular element of the play had actually been construed as a topical reference (especially if such a reference had not been intended by the play's author).
Nor did the use of conjectural methods in Book I necessarily guarantee the rigid adherence to truth that Bruni's later admirers have sometimes attributed to him.
While his arguments concerning textual transmission remain conjectural, Melchiori initiates a provocative reading of metadramatic action in 2.
Furthermore, conjectural and pragmatic dynamics are likely to damage bilateral relations in the long term.
Of course, she makes a plausible case, but it's largely conjectural.
This is a difficult verse in Hebrew and, following the conjectural emendation proposed in The New Jerusalem Bible, it may be translated along with verse 15 as follows: Moses then built an altar and named it Y-H-V-H-Nissi [Y-H-V-H-My-Banner].
Trying to cool tensions between Ankara and Cairo, Gul said in remarks cited by Anadolu news agency: "This situation between Turkey and Egypt is temporary and conjectural.
Other intelligence cited in passing by the White House on the trajectories and telemetry of rockets that may have been used in the attack was also somewhat conjectural and involved weapons that were not, in fact, in the Syrian arsenal, suggesting that they were actually fired by the rebels.
They continue with discussions of construction and first properties of motives, Grothendieck's standard conjectures, the finite dimensionality of motives, properties of finite dimensional motives, Chow-Kunneth decomposition and the Picard and Albamese motive, the conjectural Bloch-Beilinson filtration, relative Chow-Kunneth decomposition, and beyond pure motives.
There are no nebulous statements and conjectural finger-pointing.
He cited recent cases where other courts deciding the identical issue found that non-profit organizations protected under the safe harbor do not have standing because their injury is conjectural.