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EtymologyEdit

conjecture +‎ -al

AdjectiveEdit

conjectural (comparative more conjectural, superlative most conjectural)

  1. In the nature of a conjecture, or based on a conjecture.
    • 1863, Jules Festu, Practical lessons on the comparative construction of the verb in the French and English languages
      In conjectural statements, the French often use the Future or the Conditional, instead of the Perfect or the Pluperfect used in English.
    • 1844, Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, On Superstitions Connected with the History and Practice of Medicine and Surgery
      Medicine, however, has been, and still continues to be, an art so conjectural and uncertain, that our astonishment at the anxiety with which empirics have been sought after and followed is much diminished.

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NounEdit

conjectural (plural conjecturals)

  1. Something that is conjectural; a conjecture.
    • 1821, Richard Franck, Northern memoirs (page 15)
      Let us not assume such previous conjecturals, but rather consult and expostulate death, since death is the wages and the reward of sin.

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AdjectiveEdit

conjectural (feminine singular conjecturale, masculine plural conjecturaux, feminine plural conjecturales)

  1. conjectural

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conjectural m or f (plural conjecturais, comparable)

  1. conjectural (in the nature of a conjecture)