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Webster 1913 Edition


Conjectural

Con-jec′tur-al

,
Adj.
[L.
conjecturalis
: cf. F.
conjectural
.]
Dependent on conjecture; fancied; imagined; guessed at; undetermined; doubtful.
And mak’st
conjectural
fears to come into me.
Shakespeare
A slight expense of
conjectural
analogy.
Hugh Miller.
Who or what such editor may be, must remain
conjectural
.
Carlyle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Conjectural

CONJECTURAL

,
Adj.
Depending on conjecture; done or said by guess; as a conjectural opinion.

Definition 2022


conjectural

conjectural

English

Adjective

conjectural (comparative more conjectural, superlative most conjectural)

  1. In the nature of a conjecture, or based on a conjecture.
    • 1863, Jules Festu, Practical lessons on the comparative construction of the verb in the French and English languages
      In conjectural statements, the French often use the Future or the Conditional, instead of the Perfect or the Pluperfect used in English.
    • 1844, Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, On Superstitions Connected with the History and Practice of Medicine and Surgery
      Medicine, however, has been, and still continues to be, an art so conjectural and uncertain, that our astonishment at the anxiety with which empirics have been sought after and followed is much diminished.

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

conjectural (plural conjecturals)

  1. Something that is conjectural; a conjecture.
    • 1821, Richard Franck, Northern memoirs (page 15)
      Let us not assume such previous conjecturals, but rather consult and expostulate death, since death is the wages and the reward of sin.

French

Adjective

conjectural m (feminine singular conjecturale, masculine plural conjecturaux, feminine plural conjecturales)

  1. conjectural

Portuguese

Adjective

conjectural m, f (plural conjecturais, comparable)

  1. conjectural (in the nature of a conjecture)