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
With Hillary Clinton roaming the woods of Upstate New York and Donald Trump headed to the White House, there’s no more speculation about McAuliffe’s potential role in a presidential administration.
President-Elect Donald Trump announced on Friday that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would not be chosen for a post in the Trump Administration, as speculation swirled on Trump’s extended search for a Secretary of State.
Officially, Mayweather is retired, but speculation is rife about his coming out of retirement.
Speculation had been building that Emmett, a Republican known for his pragmatism and steady leadership, might not run again after more than 10 years leading the third-largest county in the nation.
James Larnard Ferguson was born on March 16, 1926, into a family that had made money in insurance and lost some of it in grain speculation.
The biggest shareholders are private investment funds—as a foreign citizen, Branson’s stake is limited to 25 percent of voting stock—so there’s speculation some of them may want to cash out.
And today's vote will certainly strengthen his campaign to displace Boehner, if the speculation is right.
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SPECULATION Defined for English Language Learners
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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