(||Co*nis"tra) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. dust.] (Greek Antiq.) Originally, a part of the palestra, or gymnasium among the Greeks; either the place where sand was stored for use in sprinkling the wrestlers, or the wrestling ground itself. Hence, a part of the orchestra of the Greek theater.

(Co"nite) n. [Gr. dust: cf. F. conite. So called on account of its gray color.] (Min.) A magnesian variety of dolomite.

(||Co*ni"um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. hemlock.]

1. (Bot.) A genus of biennial, poisonous, white-flowered, umbelliferous plants, bearing ribbed fruit ("seeds") and decompound leaves.

2. (Med.) The common hemlock (Conium maculatum, poison hemlock, spotted hemlock, poison parsley), a roadside weed of Europe, Asia, and America, cultivated in the United States for medicinal purpose. It is an active poison. The leaves and fruit are used in medicine.

(Con*ject") v. t. [L. conjectus, p. p. of conjicere. See Conjecture, n.] To throw together, or to throw. [Obs.] Bp. Montagu.

(Con*ject"), v. t. To conjecture; also, to plan. [Obs.]

(Con*ject"or) n. [L.] One who guesses or conjectures. [Obs.]

A great conjector at other men by their writings.

(Con*jec"tur*a*ble) a. Capable of being conjectured or guessed.

(Con*jec"tur*al) a. [L. conjecturalis: cf. F. conjectural.] Dependent on conjecture; fancied; imagined; guessed at; undetermined; doubtful.

And mak'st conjectural fears to come into me.

A slight expense of conjectural analogy.
Hugh Miller.

Who or what such editor may be, must remain conjectural.

(Con*jec"tur*al*ist), n. A conjecturer. [R.] Month. rev.

(Con*jec`tur*al"ly) n. That which depends upon guess; guesswork. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Con*jec`tur*al*ly), adv. In a conjectural manner; by way of conjecture. Boyle.

(Con*jec"ture) n. [L. conjectura, fr. conjicere, conjectum, to throw together, infer, conjecture; con- + jacere to throw: cf. F. conjecturer. See Jet a shooting forth.] An opinion, or judgment, formed on defective or presumptive evidence; probable inference; surmise; guess; suspicion.

He [Herodotus] would thus have corrected his first loose conjecture by a real study of nature.

Conjectures, fancies, built on nothing firm.

(Con*jec"ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conjectured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conjecturing.] [Cf. F. conjecturer. Cf. Conject.] To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning.

Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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