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Definition of 'speculation'


  1. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
       Synonyms: guess conjecture supposition surmise surmisal 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"
       Synonyms: conjecture
  3. an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: meditation

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