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Meaning of speculative

spec•u•la•tive

Pronunciation: (spek'yu-lā"tiv, -lu-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by speculation, contemplation, conjecture, or abstract reasoning: a speculative approach.
  2. theoretical, rather than practical: speculative conclusions.
  3. given to speculation, as persons, the mind, etc.
  4. of the nature of or involving commercial or financial speculation: speculative ventures.
  5. engaging in or given to such speculation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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