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American English: /ˌspɛkjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˌspɛkjʊˈleɪʃn/

Translation of speculation in Spanish:


uncountable and countable
  • 1 (Finance) speculation in copper/on the stock market
    especulación en or con cobre/en la bolsa
    to buy something as a speculation
    comprar algo para especular
    property speculation
    especulación en or con bienes raíces
  • 2 (reflection, conjecture) there has been speculation about a merger
    se ha especulado sobre la posibilidad de una fusión
    that's pure speculation
    es pura especulación
    son solo conjeturas or suposiciones
    there is mounting speculation about it
    se intensifican las especulaciones al respecto
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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