pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by speculation, contemplation, conjecture, or abstract reasoning:
a speculative approach.
theoretical, rather than practical:
given to speculation, as persons, the mind, etc.
of the nature of or involving commercial or financial speculation:
engaging in or given to such speculation.
relating to or characterized by speculation, esp financial speculation
noun 1. philosophy embodying beliefs insusceptible of proof and attempting to gain insight into the nature of the ultimate by intuitive or a priori means.
noun 1. a person who is engaged in commercial or financial speculation. 2. a person who makes advance purchases of tickets, as to games or theatrical performances, that are likely to be in demand, for resale later at a higher price. 3. a person who is devoted to mental speculation. noun 1. a person who […]
noun, plural specula [spek-yuh-luh] /ˈspɛk yə lə/ (Show IPA), speculums. 1. a mirror or reflector, especially one of polished metal, as on a reflecting telescope. 2. speculum metal. 3. Surgery. an instrument for rendering a part accessible to observation, as by enlarging an orifice. 4. Ornithology. a lustrous or specially colored area on the wings […]
- Speculum forceps
speculum forceps n. A type of tubular forceps for use through a speculum.