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Noun
The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence
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“It is my speculation that the researcher for this article sacrificed honest and fair research for personal profit.”
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Gossip or hearsay based on assumptions or presuppositions
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“The pair were engrossed in conversation for more than an hour, fuelling speculation the overworked minister had unwisely opened her heart to a political opponent.”
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A risky action undertaken with the hope of success
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“Wildcatting for oil in some parts of Alaska is perfectly legitimate, but the wildcatter should fully realize that his enterprise is a risky speculation.”
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The act of investing in something risky
“The depression also derived from largely unregulated pell-mell speculation on the stock market.”
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A notion, impression or idea (of something)
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A means of raising money by selling numbered tickets drawn at random for a prize
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A prediction or prognosis of a future event
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The act of placing a bet or wager on something
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The faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things
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A desire that appears inconceivable
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