speculative meaning

  • Speculative may refer to:
  • For economics usage, see Speculation
  • For usage in literature, see Speculative fiction
  • For philosophical usage, see Speculative philosophy and Speculative reason
  • Speculative execution, in computer systems is doing work, the result of which may not be needed. This performance optimization technique is used in pipelined processors and other systems
  • Speculative development
  • Speculative poetry, a genre of poetry that focusses on fantastic, science fictional and mythological themes
  • Speculative attack, a term used by economists to denote a precipitous acquisition of some assets (currencies, gold, emission permits, remaining quotas) by previously inactive speculators
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    Definition of speculative in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore speculativeSUPmost speculativeSUF-ative
    1. Characterized by speculation; based on guessing, unfounded opinions, or extrapolation.
      1. Pursued as a gamble, with possible large profits or losses; risky.
        1. It was written between 1929 and 1930 and deals with a famine caused by speculative investments of the Meat King of Chicago, Pierpont Mauler.
      2. Pertaining to financial speculation; Involving or resulting from high-risk investments or trade.
        1. In other words, it is critical to know whether a currency is under high speculative pressure for every month in the sample.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Fears of speculative attack on the Hong Kong dollar and Chinese Yuan also remerged.
        • A wham-bam caper flick, efficiently directed by Roger Donaldson, that fancifully revisits the mysterious whos and speculative hows of a 1971 London bank heist.
        • [ …] where arose on some circumscribed basis of experiments, the speculative structures of the theosoph, the astrologer and the alchemist.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
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      1. en speculatively
      2. en speculativeness
      3. en speculative damages
      4. en speculative fiction
      5. en speculative fictions
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of speculative for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "speculative" is an adjective.
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