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Speculate vs. Observation — What's the Difference?

Speculate vs. Observation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Speculate and Observation

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Speculate

To engage in a course of reasoning often based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or theorize.
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source. In living beings, observation employs the senses.
Jun 18, 2022

Speculate

To engage in the buying or selling of a commodity with an element of risk on the chance of profit.
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

The act of observing
Observations of a rare bird.
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Speculate

To assume to be true without conclusive evidence
Speculated that high cholesterol was a contributing factor to the patient's health problems.
Jun 18, 2022
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Observation

The power or faculty of observing.
Jun 18, 2022

Speculate

To think, meditate or reflect on a subject; to consider, to deliberate or cogitate.
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

The fact of being observed
Kept the suspect under observation.
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Speculate

(intransitive) To make an inference based on inconclusive evidence; to surmise or conjecture.
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Observation

The act or process of perceiving something, such as a phenomenon, often by means of an instrument, and making a record of the resulting information.
Jun 18, 2022

Speculate

To make a risky trade in the hope of making a profit; to venture or gamble.
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

The result or record of such an act or process
A meteorological observation.
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Speculate

To anticipate which branch of code will be chosen and execute it in advance.
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Observation

An inference, judgment, or remark that is made by observing
Made some sharp observations about the movie.
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Speculate

To consider by turning a subject in the mind, and viewing it in its different aspects and relations; to meditate; to contemplate; to theorize; as, to speculate on questions in religion; to speculate on political events.
It is remarkable that persons who speculate the most boldly often conform with the most pefect quietude to the external regulations of society.
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

The act of observing, and the fact of being observed (see observance)
Jun 18, 2022

Speculate

To view subjects from certain premises given or assumed, and infer conclusions respecting them a priori.
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.
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Speculate

To purchase with the expectation of a contingent advance in value, and a consequent sale at a profit; - often, in a somewhat depreciative sense, of unsound or hazardous transactions; as, to speculate in coffee, in sugar, or in bank stock.
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Observation

A remark or comment.
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Speculate

To consider attentively; as, to speculate the nature of a thing.
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Observation

A judgement based on observing.
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Speculate

To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
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Observation

Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
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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
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Observation

A regime under which a subject is routinely observed.
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Speculate

Reflect deeply on a subject;
I mulled over the events of the afternoon
Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

Philosophically as: the phenomenal presence of human being existence.
Jun 18, 2022

Speculate

Invest at a risk;
I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

(stochastics) A realization of a random variable.
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Observation

The act or the faculty of observing or taking notice; the act of seeing, or of fixing the mind upon, anything.
My observation, which very seldom lies.
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Observation

The result of an act, or of acts, of observing; view; reflection; conclusion; judgment.
In matters of human prudence, we shall find the greatest advantage in making wise observations on our conduct.
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

An expression of an opinion or judgment upon what one has observed; a remark.
To observations which ourselves we makeWe grow more partial for the observer's sake.
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
We are to procure dispensation or leave to omit the observation of it in such circumstances.
Jun 18, 2022

Observation

The act of recognizing and noting some fact or occurrence in nature, as an aurora, a corona, or the structure of an animal.
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Observation

The act of making and recording a measurement
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Observation

The act of observing; taking a patient look
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Observation

Facts learned by observing;
He reported his observations to the mayor
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Observation

The act of noticing or paying attention;
He escaped the notice of the police
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Observation

A remark expressing careful consideration
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