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Definitions of speculation

  1. a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of speculating. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Examination by the eye; view. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Mental view of anything in its various aspects and relations; contemplation; intellectual examination. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The act or process of reasoning a priori from premises given or assumed. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The act or practice of buying land, goods, shares, etc., in expectation of selling at a higher price, or of selling with the expectation of repurchasing at a lower price; a trading on anticipated fluctuations in price, as distinguished from trading in which the profit expected is the difference between the retail and wholesale prices, or the difference of price in different markets. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Any business venture in involving unusual risks, with a chance for large profits. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A conclusion to which the mind comes by speculating; mere theory; view; notion; conjecture. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Power of sight. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A game at cards in which the players buy from one another trumps or whole hands, upon a chance of getting the highest trump dealt, which entitles the holder to the pool of stakes. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Reflective, inquiring consideration; act of gambling in stock, etc.; a risky business venture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Act of speculating: mental view: contemplation: theory: the buying goods, etc., to sell them at an advance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. The act of theorizing; a theory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A more or less risky investment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act of speculating; consideration of anything in its various aspects and relations; train of thoughts formed in this way; mere thinking; purchasing articles of commerce in expectation of gain from a rise in the price; a venture of this kind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A train of thoughts arising in the mind from viewing a thing in various aspects and relations; a theory; the act or practice of purchasing goods, &c., out of the regular order of trade, in expectation of being able to sell them at a large advance in price. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Meditation on, inquiry into, theory about, a subject, as much given to s., sorry to disturb your ss.; speculative investment or enterprise, practice of speculating, in business, as ruined by (a single unlucky) s., bought it as a s. (or on SPEC, rarely on s.); game in which cards are bought& sold. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. [Latin] The act of speculating;-mental view of any thing in its various aspects and relations; contemplation;-intellectual examination ; -train of thought formed by meditation; conclusions or results of abstract or scientific thought;-views of a subject not verified or reduced to practice;-conjecture; guess;-power of sight; -a certain game of cards ;-act or practice of buying land or goods, &c., in expectation of a rise of price and of selling them at an advance, as distinguished from a regular trade. Cabinet Dictionary

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