1) hâšan; 2) hâšanidan
Fr.: 1) conjecture; 2) conjecturer, supposer
1a) The formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient
evidence for proof. → mathematical conjecture.
M.E., from O.Fr. conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from L. coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," literally "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, p.p. of conicere "to throw together," from → com- "together" + iacere "to throw," → eject.
Hâšan, from hâ-, variant ham-, → com-, + šan, from ešândan "to throw out," → eject.
Fr.: conjecture de Goldbach
Every number greater than 2 is the sum of two → prime numbers. Goldbach's number remains one of the most famous unsolved mathematical problems of today.
Named after the German mathematician Christian Goldbach (1690-1764); → conjecture.
Fr.: conjecture mathématique
A statement that one expects to be true, but for which one does not yet know a proof. Once the → proof is found, the conjecture becomes a → theorem.
→ mathematical; → conjecture.