Definition of speculation
: an act or instance of speculating: such asa : assumption of unusual business risk in hopes of obtaining commensurate gainb : a transaction involving such speculation
Examples of speculation in a Sentence
He dismissed their theories as mere speculation.
The book is just a lot of idle speculation about the future.
Her speculations leave many questions unanswered.
He lost everything in foolish land speculation.
Recent Examples of speculation from the Web
Clearly, the family had hoped to leave the swirls of speculation and finger-pointing back in Ohio.
Through his tweet, Donald Trump pretty much confirms speculations about hacking that occurred during last year's election.
And considering that neither Cameron nor Hailey have confirmed their relationship status to begin with, there's a lot of speculation going down.
By the start of 2018, Valparaiso may have a second speculation building available along Indiana 49 for larger businesses, officials said.
Grochola, who lives in the trailer next to the one the victims occupied, said the entire mobile home community was on edge over the incident and that gossip and speculation about what happened was rampant.
The two fighters both announced the fight Wednesday, after months of speculation about whether Mayweather would return at the age of 40 to face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never had a pro boxing fight.
With such much success and still relatively young, speculation as to why Stoop retired continues.
Speculation on the status of early 4-1 second choice Epicharis continued to swirl Friday after the colt didn’t train for a third straight day because of his sore right front hoof.
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Definition of speculation for English Language Learners
: ideas or guesses about something that is not known
: activity in which someone buys and sells things (such as stocks or pieces of property) in the hope of making a large profit but with the risk of a large loss
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Legal Definition of speculation
: an act or instance of speculating: as a : assumption of unusual business risk in hopes of obtaining commensurate gain b : a transaction involving such speculation
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