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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Speculative

SPEC'ULATIVE, adjective

1. Given to speculation; contemplative; applied to persons. The min of man being by nature speculative-

2. Formed by speculation; theoretical; ideal; not verified by fact, experiment or practice; as a scheme merely speculative

3. Pertaining to view; also, prying.