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Meaning & Definition of Speculation in English

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Speculation

/spɛkjəleʃən/

noun

1. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

    synonym:
  • guess
  • ,
  • conjecture
  • ,
  • supposition
  • ,
  • surmise
  • ,
  • surmisal
  • ,
  • speculation
  • ,
  • hypothesis

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • speculation
  • ,
  • conjecture

3. An investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

  • "He knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
    synonym:
  • speculation
  • ,
  • venture

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • meditation
  • ,
  • speculation