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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Speculative  \Spec"u*la*tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  sp['e]culatif,  L. 
  speculativus.] 
  1.  Given  to  speculation;  contemplative. 
 
  The  mind  of  man  being  by  nature  speculative. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  Involving,  or  formed  by  speculation;  ideal;  theoretical; 
  not  established  by  demonstration.  --Cudworth. 
 
  3.  Of  or  pertaining  to  vision;  also  prying;  inquisitive; 
  curious.  [R.]  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  Of  or  pertaining  to  speculation  in  land,  goods,  shares, 
  etc.;  as  a  speculative  dealer  or  enterprise. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  speculative 
  adj  1:  not  financially  safe  or  secure;  "a  bad  investment";  "high 
  risk  investments";  "anything  that  promises  to  pay  too 
  much  can't  help  being  risky";  "speculative  business 
  enterprises"  [syn:  {bad},  {insecure},  {risky},  {high-risk}] 
  2:  not  based  on  fact  or  investigation;  "a  notional  figure  of 
  cost  helps  in  determining  production  costs";  "speculative 
  knowledge"  [syn:  {notional}] 
  3:  showing  curiosity;  "if  someone  saw  a  man  climbing  a  light 
  post  they  might  get  inquisitive";  "raised  a  speculative 
  eyebrow"  [syn:  {inquisitive},  {questioning},  {wondering(a)}] 




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