Tuesday, October 30, 2007


speculation: a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome ...
guess: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
speculate: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

In mathematics, a conjecture is a mathematical statement which appears likely to be true, but has not been formally proven to be true under the rules of mathematical logic. ...

An educated guess.

A preliminary statement or hypothesis that something is true; a statement may later be confirmed or disproved through observation or testing.

A proposition that is consistent with known data, but has been neither verified nor shown to be false. [EW00] hüpotees Lause, mis ei ole vastuolus teadaolevate andmetega, kuid mida pole tõestatud ega ümber lükatud.

A conjecture is a statement which, although much evidence can be found to support it, has not been proved to be either true or false.

A statement that is to be shown true or false. A conjecture is usually developed by examining several specific situations.

A generalization made as a result of inductive reasoning (Lesson 1.1).