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Conjecture

 

the restoration of a part of a text that is unreadable or completely absent in the original manuscript, which a researcher introduces into a text in the course of a scholarly description. The reconstruction of a text is based on historical, linguistic, and paleographic data. The use of certain textual elements is assumed to be systematic throughout a manuscript, for example, uniform makeup and consistency in orthography and in the use of words, syntactic forms, and expressions. Reconstruction is also possible on the basis of more general historical and philological data, as, for instance, the restoration of standard ritual or juridical formulas.

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A reasonable, and probably correct, understanding of Le Testu's commentary may be reached by picturing him as having laid out the dozen charts of the series and then directing the map-reader's attention firstly towards the east (du coste d'orient) to Great Java, and secondly towards the west (du coste d'occident) to Tierra del Fuego, and finally to the join that his conjectural coastline achieves.
were reasonably ascertainable creditors with more than conjectural claims against Austin's estate.
Some conjectural problems and partial solution of it" Proc.
I suppose I have in my mind an alternative anthology, which does not exist, of songs in and connected with Elizabethan and Jacobean plays, based on good firm sources and without need of extreme conjectural constructions and reconstructions.
Shakespeare's misgivings stem from an abuse of inferential thinking and the power of conjectural construals of human action to deceive as well as explain.
From year to year, the AT&T conjectural variation ranged from 0 to -0.
j]) is the conjectural elasticity of the retail industry's market quantity of meat product i in relation to the quantity of product j.
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Though Honan's claim is reasonable, it rests on a conjectural reading of the man based on works far removed from autobiographical disclosure.
Papers here describe multiple Dirichlet series and their applications, including in automorphic forms, in mean values of L-functions, in Weyl groups, in multiple Hurwitz zeta functions and in generalized Selberg zeta functions, and a conjectural Lefshetz formula.
In his search for the soul and the character of the great Argentine writer, he has examined new sources of biographical material and has pondered long on what compelled Borges to be a writer, developing many new insights around which he has structured his conjectural version of what the innermost passions and motivations of that long life--singularly dedicated to literature--might have been.
Although the court acknowledged that a state has a compelling interest in protecting the physical and psychological well-being of minors, the court determined that the harms cited by the state as justifying this intrusion on First Amendment rights must be real, not merely conjectural.