a matter of conjecture

Definition of a matter of conjecture

used to say that something is based on an idea formed without proof or sufficient evidence
  • Her plans for the election are still a matter of conjecture.

Word by Word Definitions

matter play
  1. : a subject under consideration

  2. : a subject of disagreement or litigation

  3. : the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. : to form or discharge pus : suppurate

  2. : to be of importance : signify

conjecture play
  1. : interpretation of omens

  2. : supposition

  3. : inference formed without proof or sufficient evidence

  1. : to arrive at or deduce by surmise or guesswork : guess

  2. : to make conjectures as to

  3. : to form conjectures


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