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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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This is also concerned with geometry, and experts say that contained within it is proof that the Poincare Conjecture works.
The conjecture is that the current short-term expansionary cycle in Japan's economy is partially related to concerns about a slowing in the US and China (or worse, a hard landing for China) and to historical data on Japan's postwar expansions.
The fact that the final computer-assisted proof of Kepler's conjecture as presented by Thomas Hales in 1998 is still under the process of verification by the scientific community reflects the grindingly slow pace that any advancement in mathematics moves at.
Although certainty remains the ideal standard of knowledge, conjecture that inclines toward probability is nevertheless accepted as a basis of judgment in practical human affairs (mu'amalat), such as in court decisions that are often based on zann, for want of certainty, in order to facilitate resolution of disputes among people.
The sources said the proof would help mathematicians solve the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, one of seven problems which the U.
Indeed, by the time Uncle Petros arrives at the conclusion that the conjecture is unprovable, he has wasted his career with all those years of trying.
They posted them on the internet and designated a $7million prize for solving the puzzles, $1million for each, including the Hodge Conjecture.
In an uncanny way, Merton's "Introduction" to selections from his journals in the early 1960s, entitled Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, had insisted that "a man is better known by his questions than by his answers.
Indoctrination moves toward education only as it is combined with openness to criticism and to rival indoctrinations, views, conjecture, theories, and doctrines.
One such model consists of firms with 'consistent' conjectures in which a conjectural variation is consistent if it is equivalent to the actual response of the other firms at the equilibrium defined by that conjecture.
With regard to premature disclosure of confidential FOMC information, over the years I have been troubled by the appearance in the press of information that serves to give credence to conjecture and thereby damages Federal Reserve credibility.