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The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence
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“It is my speculation that the researcher for this article sacrificed honest and fair research for personal profit.”
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Gossip or hearsay based on assumptions or presuppositions
“The pair were engrossed in conversation for more than an hour, fuelling speculation the overworked minister had unwisely opened her heart to a political opponent.”
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A risky action undertaken with the hope of success
“Wildcatting for oil in some parts of Alaska is perfectly legitimate, but the wildcatter should fully realize that his enterprise is a risky speculation.”
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The act of investing in something risky
“The depression also derived from largely unregulated pell-mell speculation on the stock market.”
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A notion, impression or idea (of something)
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A forecast of the future course of a disease or disorder, based on medical knowledge
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News circulating in the form of rumor or gossip
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The faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things
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A undertaking, typically one that involves risk
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An activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance, usually with money wagered on the outcome
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A means of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving prizes to the holders of numbers drawn at random
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The possibility that something unpleasant or unwelcome will happen
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The taking of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle
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