Con*jec"ture, v. i. To make
conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion;
Con*jec"ture (; 135?), n. [L.
conjectura, fr. conjicere, conjectum, to
throw together, infer, conjecture; con- + jacere to
throw: cf. F. conjecturer. See Jet a shooting
forth.] An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or
presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess;
He [Herodotus] would thus have corrected his first
loose conjecture by a real study of nature.
Conjectures, fancies, built on nothing
Con*jec"ture, v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Conjectured (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Conjecturing.] [Cf. F. conjecturer.
Cf. Conject.] To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on
slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random,
Human reason can then, at the best, but
conjecture what will be.