## CONJECTURE

### Conjecture

A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven. Karl Popper pioneered the use of the term "conjecture" in scientific philosophy. Conjecture is contrasted by hypothesis, which is a testable statement based on accepted grounds. In mathematics, a conjecture is an unproven proposition that appears correct.

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### conjecture

#### Noun

1. A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess.
I explained it, but it is pure conjecture whether he understood, or not.
2. A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
The physicist used his conjecture about subatomic particles to design an experiment.
3. A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally .
4. Interpretation of signs and omens.

#### Verb

1. To guess; to venture an unproven idea.
I do not know if it is true; I am simply conjecturing here.

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