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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La Cour n'est pas encline a conjecturer apres coup sur l'efficacite des efforts des administrateurs pour prevenir les defauts de versement.
Skeptical of what he considered wild conjectures, he was nevertheless a ceaseless conjecturer. Demolishing some obviousnesses--for example, that populousness is a good in itself--he continued to traffic in others: contraception is vice; sexual passion largely constant; desire heteronormative.
Selectionner un corpus necessitait d'abord de choisir parmi les moteurs de recherche les plus pertinents indexant les pages web en langue francaise, comprenant des lors (a priori) des pages maliennes dont on peut conjecturer la faible representativite (8).