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speculation Syllabification: spec·u·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌspekyəˈlāSH(ə)n/

Definition of speculation in English:


1The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence: there has been widespread speculation that he plans to quit this is pure speculation on my part these are only speculations
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  • The Prime Minister's press chief returned from Washington yesterday amid unprecedented speculation he was going to resign.
  • Into this vacuum of information came the very worst kind of speculation, the most extreme of views.
  • The profitability of the trade has given rise to speculation that money from wildlife is financing terrorist activities.
2Investment in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss: the company’s move into property speculation he was a millionaire from speculations on the stock market
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  • The fate of European companies may be determined in a split of a second through speculation on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Savings must become the driving force behind sound investment, replacing the current mess commanded by financial credit and endemic speculation.
  • Soon, all of the jobs go to countries that have not yet discovered the ' something for nothing ' world of real estate speculation.

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