Definitions of speculation

  1. a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing ( usually with little hard evidence); " speculations about the outcome of the election"; " he dismissed it as mere conjecture"
  2. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  3. Examination by the eye; view.
  4. Mental view of anything in its various aspects and relations; contemplation; intellectual examination.
  5. The act or process of reasoning a priori from premises given or assumed.
  6. Any business venture in involving unusual risks, with a chance for large profits.
  7. A conclusion to which the mind comes by speculating; mere theory; view; notion; conjecture.
  8. Power of sight.
  9. A game at cards in which the players buy from one another trumps or whole hands, upon a chance of getting the highest trump dealt, which entitles the holder to the pool of stakes.
  10. Reflective, inquiring consideration; act of gambling in stock, etc.; a risky business venture.
  11. Act of speculating: mental view: contemplation: theory: the buying goods, etc., to sell them at an advance.
  12. The act of theorizing; a theory.
  13. A more or less risky investment.
  14. The act of speculating; consideration of anything in its various aspects and relations; train of thoughts formed in this way; mere thinking; purchasing articles of commerce in expectation of gain from a rise in the price; a venture of this kind.
  15. A train of thoughts arising in the mind from viewing a thing in various aspects and relations; a theory; the act or practice of purchasing goods, & c., out of the regular order of trade, in expectation of being able to sell them at a large advance in price.