- n. 推测；猜想
- vi. 推测；揣摩
- vt. 推测
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con-, 强调。-ject, 扔，投掷，词源同abject, project.
- conjecture:  A conjecture is, etymologically speaking, simply something ‘thrown together’. The word comes, perhaps via Old French, from Latin conjectūra ‘conclusion, interpretation’, a noun derived from the past participle of conicere ‘throw together’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix com- ‘together’ and jacere ‘throw’ (source of English jet, jettison, and jetty). The notion behind the word’s semantic development is that facts are ‘thrown together’ in the mind and (provisional) conclusions drawn.
=> jet, jettison, jetty
- conjecture (n.)
- late 14c., "interpretation of signs and omens," from Old French conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from Latin coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," literally "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, past participle of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1530s.
- conjecture (v.)
- early 15c., from conjecture (n.). In Middle English also with a parallel conjecte (n.), conjecten (v.). Related: Conjectured; conjecturing.
- 1. That was a conjecture, not a fact.
- 2. The truth of his conjecture was confirmed by the newspaper report.
- 3. She didn't know the facts; what she said was pure conjecture.
- 她并不知道实情, 她所说的纯属猜测.
- 4. No conjecture can be offered on the subject.
- 5. I was right in my conjecture [ guess ] .
- 我 猜中 了.
[ conjecture 造句 ]