Definition of conjectural in English:

conjectural

Syllabification: con·jec·tur·al
Pronunciation: /kənˈjekCHərəl
 
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adjective

Based on or involving conjecture: much of the racial history of Madagascar remains conjectural
More example sentences
  • My point is why make the claim for a developed canon in the first place, especially when it is based on conjectural attributions and dates.
  • It is their reliance on conjectural statements based on outward similarities that mars the book as a whole.
  • Everything else - that is, the actual character of the external world and of our relationship to it - must remain conjectural or hypothetical, though some hypotheses are better than others.
Synonyms
speculative, suppositional, theoretical, hypothetical, putative, notional; postulated, inferred, presumed, assumed, presupposed, tentative

Origin

mid 16th century: via French from Latin conjecturalis, from conjectura 'inference' (see conjecture).

Derivatives

conjecturally

adverb
More example sentences
  • In the various models postulated so far, this feature was set conjecturally to either of the possibilities.
  • As an architect he is only conjecturally associated with country houses.
  • Many of the following drawings show the buildings conjecturally restored to their presumed original state, and should in no case be taken as a precise record of present appearance.

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