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speculation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌspekyəˈlāSHən/,
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speculations, plural;
  1. The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence
    • - there has been widespread speculation that he plans to quit
    • - this is pure speculation on my part
    • - these are only speculations
  2. Investment in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss
    • - the company's move into property speculation
    • - he was a millionaire from speculations on the stock market

  1. guess: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  2. a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"
  3. an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
  4. meditation: continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"
  5. (speculate) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
  6. (speculate) talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"
  7. In finance, speculation is a financial action that does not promise safety of the initial investment along with the return on the .Graham, Benjamin, and David Dodd (1951). Security Analysis. McGraw-Hill Book Company. ISBN 0071448209. ...
  8. Speculation is a simple gambling card game that was popular in the late 18th century and early 19th century.
  9. Speculations was a resource for writers within the science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction subgenres. Started in 1994 as a print magazine, Speculations moved online in 1999 , then ceased operations in 2008 . Speculations was a Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine nominee seven times. ...
  10. (Speculated) Speculative reason or pure reason is theoretical (or logical, deductive) thought (sometimes called theoretical reason), as opposed to practical (active, willing) thought. ...
  11. The process of thinking or meditating on a subject; A judgment or conclusion reached by speculating; An investment involving higher than normal risk in order to obtain a higher than normal return
  12. (speculate) to think, meditate or reflect on a subject; to deliberate or cogitate; to make an inference based on inconclusive evidence; to surmise or conjecture; to make a risky trade in the hope of making a profit; to venture or gamble
  13. (speculatory) Intended or adapted for viewing or espying; having oversight; Exercising speculation; speculative
  14. (Speculate) To pick an opponent’s discard which produces a combination rather than a meld. Same as a stiff.
  15. (Speculate) To draw a discard which may produce a meld at a later time.
  16. (Speculate) To take on a position with the intent of increasing return. The individual or firm that speculates does not use or supply the underlying commodity but is willing to assume some of the price risk associated with the commodity in order to earn a return. ...
  17. (speculate) “to predict what is going to happen, see into the future” (spec- means “to see”; related words: spectacles, spectator, inspect, introspective)
  18. (Speculating) Process of taking a calculated risk and taking a position in the market on the assumption the market will move in their favour based on historical and implied market data.
  19. (speculating) Investing in markets that are considered to be very volatile and thus quite “risky” in the academic sense of the word.
  20. (speculative) the illusory perspective which wrongly uses reason in a hope­less attempt to gain knowledge about something transcendent. Sometimes used loosely as a synonym of theoretical.
  21. (2. speculative) based on speculative reasoning and unexamined assumptions that have not been logically examined or confirmed by observation
  22. (Speculative) 1. Theoretical (in contrast to practical),2. Non-empirical (in contrast to empirical), 3.Conjectional, uncertain (PDP-532)
  23. (Speculative) A stamp or issue released primarily for sale to  collectors, rather than to meet any legitimate postal need.
  24. (Speculative) Buying and selling solely in the hope of making a profit, rather than doing so for business-related motives.
  25. (Speculative) Describing a sacrifice where you can't be completely sure of the outcome.