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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.
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These questions were intended to encourage children to form conjectures about possible common properties of these numbers.
* A second round of student conjectures will follow the first to gauge possible changes in attitudes toward mathematical inquiry.
The result of this empirical study would validate or discard the conjectures derived by Vrat (2011) with respect to human body.
The KNS conjecture is easy to check in type A, but it remained an open problem for a long time in other types.
Participants were allowed to provide a maximum of six conjectures per period, so that their aspiration profile could contain at the most six elements.
In the conjectures used in historiography by general historians and the architect-historians, there is a difference.
The question remains as to what is the value of [h.sup.0] (X, H), and for this we have Conjecture 3.2 below.
Leanne's guess that it maybe possible to create every name within the artwork is called a conjecture in mathematics, as it has not yet been proved to be possible.
The National Council of Teachers Mathematics (NCTM, 2000) stressed that middle grade students should have the opportunities to make conjectures and design experiments or surveys to collect relevant data.
Recently, Professor Zhang Wenpeng asked us to study the properties of these determinants, at the same time, he also proposed following two conjectures:
Naturally, given his aims and his conviction that the Greek he was translating was the Greek spoken by the Holy Spirit, Krans points out that Beza was even more reluctant to introduce conjectures than Erasmus.
Of course like most solutions to puzzles, problems or "conjectures" there was a breakthrough that led the way.
In 3 years of scrutiny, mathematicians have uncovered no major flaws in Perelman's proofs of the two conjectures. Researchers have now written more than 1,000 pages elucidating his ideas.
Notice that the notion of computational irreducibility also applies to the Collatz 3n+1 Conjecture and the Riemann Hypothesis in that an infinite number of irreducible computations are necessary to prove these two conjectures.