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.
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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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