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conjecture on (something)

To speculate or wonder about something. A murmur went through the stands as people conjectured on which dog would be named the winner.
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conjecture on something

to speculate on or guess about something. I will not even conjecture on the outcome. Dave conjectured on what might happen next.
See also: conjecture, on
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The regression theorem is then not a matter of conjectural history.
Soon enough, on the Dieppe maps, Terre Australle came to be used both for known coasts (or coasts that were believed to be real) and for conjectural coasts.
The very same texts that Zagarri argues laid the basis for the expansion of women's political roles in this period--Alexander's history and the writings of the Scottish conjectural historians--were the ones that, according to Murphy, limited women to a differentiated form of domestic citizenship.
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In Hutson's reading, when we weigh evidence for and against, raising as well as reflecting upon causes for why people act, we are like poets weaving stories, entertaining conjectural answers to questions of who, what, when, where, how and why.
In reality, a great deal of the marrying of texts and tunes is conjectural, if not at times approaching the arbitrary.
That factor, the coefficient of conjectural variation, V, determined that repetitive responses of the two smaller network service providers would either complement (V = +1) or substitute (V = -1) for service initiatives of AT&T.
In order to obtain independent conjectural variation measures, the degrees of retail oligopoly and oligopsony power are estimated separately for individual meat markets.
If the resulting study appears fragmentary and conjectural, it is because Christianity is still finding a new identity as it leaves behind the husk of the religion preached by missionaries from the "Majority World" (xix).
Much of this second study is inevitably conjectural rather than conclusive.
Papers here describe multiple Dirichlet series and their applications, including in automorphic forms, in mean values of L-functions, in Weyl groups, in multiple Hurwitz zeta functions and in generalized Selberg zeta functions, and a conjectural Lefshetz formula.