Definition of speculation in English:


Line breaks: specu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌspɛkjʊˈleɪʃn


[mass noun]
  • 2Investment in stocks, property, etc. in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss: the company’s move into property speculation [count noun]: 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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