# Vocabulary Word

**Word:**conjecture

**Definition:**surmise; guess; V.

## Sentences Containing 'conjecture'

``Your conjecture is totally wrong, I assure you.

It is, in short, impossible for us to conjecture the causes or circumstances which may have alienated them, without actual blame on either side.''

But how little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue, she could easily conjecture.

He meant to resign his commission immediately; and as to his future situation, he could conjecture very little about it.

It was a painful, but not an improbable, conjecture.

As this business was to be entered into without the usual capital, it may not be easy to conjecture where those means, that will still be indispensable to every such undertaking, were to be obtained.

One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

We are ignorant with respect to the conditions which determine the numbers and range of each species, and we cannot even conjecture what changes of structure would be favourable to its increase in some new country.

It is therefore impossible to conjecture by what serviceable gradations the one could have been converted into the other, but it by no means follows from this that such gradations have not existed.

It must, however, be admitted that in many instances we cannot conjecture whether it was instinct or structure which first varied.

We are often wholly unable even to conjecture how this could have been effected.

Nevertheless, they do not pretend that they can define, or even conjecture, which are the created forms of life, and which are those produced by secondary laws.

All that I propose to do here is to separate what is matter of fact from what is matter of conjecture, and leave it to the reader's judgment to decide whether the data justify the inference or not.

We know, that, in fact, heat is a constant attendant of flame; but what is the connexion between them, we have no room so much as to conjecture or imagine.

One may sometimes conjecture from analogy what will follow; but still this is but conjecture.

In such complicated and sublime subjects, every one should be indulged in the liberty of conjecture and argument.

Sherlock Holmes was wrong in his conjecture, however, for there came a step in the passage and a tapping at the door.

My whole examination served to turn my conjecture into a certainty.

When I remembered that you had seen her at that window, and how she had fainted on seeing the coronet again, my conjecture became a certainty.

There was no truth, Mr. Holmes, in the conjecture which seemed to us to be probable in your rooms at Baker Street.

I had always a strong impulse that I should some time recover my liberty, though it was impossible to conjecture by what means, or to form any project with the least hope of succeeding.

I happened rightly to conjecture, that these were sent for orders to some person in authority upon this occasion.

The king, as far as I could conjecture, asked me several questions, and I addressed myself to him in all the languages I had.

What I offer shall be under correction; and upon conjecture, my utmost ambition being but to give some hints to remedy this growing evil, and leave the prosecution to abler hands.

The conjecture attracted considerable interest when suggested that the Taniyama–Shimura–Weil conjecture implies Fermat's Last Theorem.

This argument was completed when identified a missing link (now known as the epsilon conjecture or Ribet's theorem) in Frey's original work, followed two years later by 's completion of a proof of the epsilon conjecture.

Once fully proven, the conjecture became known as the modularity theorem.

Informally, the reconstruction conjecture in graph theory says that graphs are determined uniquely by their subgraphs.

The conjecture has been verified for a number of infinite classes of graphs.

In context of the reconstruction conjecture, a graph property is called recognizable if one can determine the property from the deck of a graph.

The reconstruction conjecture is true if all 2-connected graphs are reconstructible
Other structures.

From the early 1960s on, he mostly worked on the Poincaré conjecture.

Dunton believed Bradshaw to be the author of the "Turkish Spy", but this conjecture is negatived by counter claims supported on better authority.

With regard to psychotherapy, the book focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy, but Bentall leaves room for the Dodo bird conjecture.

Isocrates saw that "eristic disputations" were of no "practical service" and did not "conjecture about useful things".

One conjecture is that Shakespeare may have begun a draft in 1591, which he completed in 1595.

Since "ε" can be replaced by a smaller value, we can also write the conjecture as, for any positive "ε",
The μ function.

There is a much more precise conjecture about the asymptotic behavior of this integral: it is believed that
for some constants "c""k","j".

However, this result is much worse than that of the large prime gap conjecture.

The proof of the four-color conjecture is unlikely to be of applied significance.

The space form problem is a conjecture stating that any two compact aspherical Riemannian manifolds with isomorphic fundamental groups are homeomorphic.

There is a sharp version of the five exponentials theorem as well, although it as yet unproven so is known as the sharp five exponentials conjecture.

This conjecture implies both the sharp six exponentials theorem and the five exponentials theorem, and is stated as follows.

There is also a strong five exponentials conjecture formulated by Michel Waldschmidt It would imply both, the strong six exponentials theorem and the sharp five exponentials conjecture.

This generalized six exponential conjecture, however, seems out of scope at the current state of transcendental number theory.

The Godement compactness criterion in the theory of arithmetic groups was a conjecture of his.

In addition to the proven performance guarantees for splay trees there is an unproven conjecture of great interest from the original Sleator and Tarjan paper.

This conjecture is known as the "dynamic optimality conjecture" and it basically claims that splay trees perform as well as any other binary search tree algorithm up to a constant factor.

There are several corollaries of the dynamic optimality conjecture that remain unproven:

His celebrated recent work with Edward Witten rephrases the geometric version of the Langlands conjecture in terms of certain dualities in supersymmetric gauge theories.

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