Speculation and Theory


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Speculation noun – A hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence).
Usage example: speculations about the outcome of the election

Theory is a synonym for speculation in belief topic. In some cases you can use "Theory" instead a noun "Speculation", when it comes to topics like opinion, conjecture. popular alternative
Nearby Words: speculate, speculative, speculator, speculated, speculating
Synonyms for Speculation


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Theory noun – An idea that is the starting point for making a case or conducting an investigation.
Usage example: set out to prove her theory that people can't really taste any difference between colas, so they buy according to the product's image

Speculation is a synonym for theory in hypothesis topic. You can use "Speculation" instead a noun "Theory", if it concerns topics such as belief, opinion, conjecture, guess. popular alternative
Nearby Words: theoretical, theoretic, theoretically, theorist, theorizing
Synonyms for Theory

How words are described

similar similar speculation similar theory
common common speculation common theory
current current speculation current theory
many many speculation many theory
Other adjectives: wild, popular, real, interesting, early, persistent, absurd, bizarre, scientific, modern, unproven, unconfirmed.

Both words in one sentence

  • In the 6th Harry Potter book, Dumbledore openly states that everything from this point on regarding Voldemort is unconfirmed theory and speculation.
  • Just For Fun / Abusing the Kardashev Scale for Fun and Profit The above is little more than fan speculation and theory.
  • A Winner Is You Although there was never a clear plot (which spawned so much fan speculation and theory on what the heck is going on), the ending just pretty much leaves you feeling that you did all that effort of finding all the different effects for nothing.
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