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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conjectural mean? 

CONJECTURAL (adjective)
  The adjective CONJECTURAL has 1 sense:

1. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

  Familiarity information: CONJECTURAL used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CONJECTURAL (adjective)

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Based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence


conjectural; hypothetic; hypothetical; suppositional; suppositious; supposititious; divinatory; supposed

Context examples:

theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural / the supposed reason for his absence / suppositious reconstructions of dead languages / hypothetical situation


theoretic; theoretical (concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations)

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