Definitions of speculation:
  • noun:   a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    Example: "Speculations about the outcome of the election"
  • noun:   an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    Example: "He knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
  • noun:   continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
  • noun:   a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

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