Definition of SPECULATION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it" ;

  • 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" ;

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