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conjectural

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Pronunciation: /kənˈdʒɛktʃ(ə)r(ə)l
 
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Definition of conjectural in English:

adjective

Based on or involving conjecture: the evidence was deemed too 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
postulated, based on guesswork, inferred, suspected, presumed, assumed, presupposed, tentative;
unproven, untested, unfounded, groundless, unsubstantiated

Origin

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

Derivatives

conjecturally

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adverb
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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