conjecture


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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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To think this is giddiness and vertigo to human limbs, and even vomiting to the stomach: verily, the reeling sickness do I call it, to conjecture such a thing.
At the railway station in Nashville a distant relative awaited me to apprise me of the reason for my recall: my mother had been barbarously murdered--why and by whom none could conjecture, but the circumstances were these: My father had gone to Nashville, intending to return the next afternoon.
When I turned to look for my father he was gone, and in all the years that have passed no whisper of his fate has come across the borderland of conjecture from the realm of the unknown.
There are few things upon which a greater variety of conjectures has been offered than upon the reasons that induced the ancients to distinguish this gulf, which separates Asia from Africa, by the name of the Red Sea, an appellation that has almost universally obtained in all languages.
Anxious as were all her conjectures on this point, it was not, however, the one on which she dwelt most.
His wonder, his conjectures, and his explanations became in succession hers, with the addition of this single remark -- "I really have not patience with the general" -- to fill up every accidental pause.
All the facts are in flat contradiction to such conjectures.
I never had any conjectures about it," replied Margaret; "it was you who told me of it yourself.
But it is evident that all conjectures of this kind must be extremely vague and fallible: and that it is by far the safest course to lay them altogether aside, and to confine our attention wholly to the nature and extent of the powers as they are delineated in the Constitution.
In the area of categorified dt theory we have been able to prove fundamental conjectures upgrading the famous wall crossing formula and integrality conjecture in noncommutative algebraic geometry.
He also obtains counter-examples to the conjectures of Mohar, Bonnington, and Watkins, and makes the involved graphs accessible to computation, corroborating a conjecture of Droms.
Introducing charged particles in the simulation could make the naked singularity disappear, according to Santos, who said: "If true, it could imply a connection between the cosmic censorship conjecture and the weak gravity conjecture, which says that any consistent theory of quantum gravity must contain sufficiently charged particles.