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Conjecture vs. Projection

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Conjecturenoun

(formal) A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a guess.

‘I explained it, but it is pure conjecture whether he understood, or not.’;

Projectionnoun

Something which projects, protrudes, juts out, sticks out, or stands out.

‘The face of the cliff had many projections that were big enough for birds to nest on.’;

Conjecturenoun

(formal) A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.

‘The physicist used his conjecture about subatomic particles to design an experiment.’;

Projectionnoun

The action of projecting or throwing or propelling something.

Conjecturenoun

A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally proven.

Projectionnoun

The display of an image by devices such as movie projector, video projector, overhead projector or slide projector.

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Conjecturenoun

(obsolete) Interpretation of signs and omens.

Projectionnoun

A forecast or prognosis obtained by extrapolation

Conjectureverb

To guess; to venture an unproven idea.

‘I do not know if it is true; I am simply conjecturing here.’;

Projectionnoun

(psychology) A belief or assumption that others have similar thoughts and experiences as oneself

Conjectureverb

(transitive) To infer on slight evidence; to guess at.

Projectionnoun

(photography) The image that a translucent object casts onto another object.

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Conjecturenoun

An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.

‘He [Herodotus] would thus have corrected his first loose conjecture by a real study of nature.’; ‘Conjectures, fancies, built on nothing firm.’;

Projectionnoun

(cartography) Any of several systems of intersecting lines that allow the curved surface of the earth to be represented on a flat surface. The set of mathematics used to calculate coordinate positions.

Conjectureverb

To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning.

‘Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be.’;

Projectionnoun

(geometry) An image of an object on a surface of fewer dimensions.

Conjectureverb

To make conjectures; to surmise; to guess; to infer; to form an opinion; to imagine.

Projectionnoun

(linear algebra) An idempotent linear transformation which maps vectors from a vector space onto a subspace.

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Conjecturenoun

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’;

Projectionnoun

(mathematics) A transformation which extracts a fragment of a mathematical object.

Conjecturenoun

a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Projectionnoun

(category theory) A morphism from a categorical product to one of its (two) components.

Conjecturenoun

reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

Projectionnoun

The act of throwing or shooting forward.

Conjectureverb

to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;

‘Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps’;

Projectionnoun

A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else.

Conjecturenoun

an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information

‘conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied’; ‘a matter for conjecture’;

Projectionnoun

The act of scheming or planning; also, that which is planned; contrivance; design; plan.

Conjecturenoun

an unproven mathematical or scientific theorem.

Projectionnoun

The representation of something; delineation; plan; especially, the representation of any object on a perspective plane, or such a delineation as would result were the chief points of the object thrown forward upon the plane, each in the direction of a line drawn through it from a given point of sight, or central point; as, the projection of a sphere. The several kinds of projection differ according to the assumed point of sight and plane of projection in each.

Conjecturenoun

(in textual criticism) the suggestion of a reading of a text not present in the original source.

Projectionnoun

Any method of representing the surface of the earth upon a plane.

Conjectureverb

form an opinion or supposition about (something) on the basis of incomplete information

‘many conjectured that the jury could not agree’;

Projectionnoun

a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations

Conjectureverb

(in textual criticism) propose (a reading).

Projectionnoun

the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

Conjecture

In mathematics, a conjecture is a conclusion or a proposition which is suspected to be true due to preliminary supporting evidence, but for which no proof or disproof has yet been found. Some conjectures, such as the Riemann hypothesis (still a conjecture) or Fermat's Last Theorem (a conjecture until proven in 1995 by Andrew Wiles), have shaped much of mathematical history as new areas of mathematics are developed in order to prove them.

Projectionnoun

a planned undertaking

Projectionnoun

any structure that branches out from a central support

Projectionnoun

any solid convex shape that juts out from something

Projectionnoun

(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else

Projectionnoun

the acoustic phenomenon that gives sound a penetrating quality;

‘our ukuleles have been designed to have superior sound and projection’; ‘a prime ingredient of public speaking is projection of the voice’;

Projectionnoun

the representation of a figure or solid on a plane as it would look from a particular direction

Projectionnoun

the act of projecting out from something

Projectionnoun

the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting

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