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speculative
American English: /ˈspɛkjəˌleɪdɪv/
, /ˈspɛkjələdɪv/
British English: /ˈspɛkjʊlətɪv/

Translation of speculative in Spanish:

adjective

  • 2 (theoretical)
    (ideas/conclusions)
    speculative philosophy
    filosofía (feminine) especulativa
    all this is purely speculative
    todo esto es meramente especulativo
    estas no son más que conjecturas
    Example sentences
    • Concerns about widespread inaccuracies in online health information are speculative and intuitive rather than based on robust research.
    • They are entirely guesswork, speculative and based on unsound mathematics designed to promote the private healthcare system.
    • Atwood uses the term speculative fiction rather than science fiction.

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