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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. 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
  4. Examination by the eye; view. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Mental view of anything in its various aspects and relations; contemplation; intellectual examination. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The act or process of reasoning a priori from premises given or assumed. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Any business venture in involving unusual risks, with a chance for large profits. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A conclusion to which the mind comes by speculating; mere theory; view; notion; conjecture. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Power of sight. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The act of theorizing; a theory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A more or less risky investment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

Usage examples for speculation

  1. I do not like to answer, as our author so readily does, for the event of any speculation – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. Jerry added her speculation to Ronny's. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester