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- n. The quality or state of being speculative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being speculative, or of consisting in speculation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being a conclusion or opinion based on supposition and conjecture rather than on fact or investigation
- n. financial risk
Pianist Cowley moved toward a more complex and subtle music with his Radio Silence album, a venture beginning with an almost free-improv speculativeness that turns into expansive, Bad Plus-like anthems, flamenco associations, and slowed-down funk.
If a decent argument can be made, though, regarding "speculative" fiction's exclusive speculativeness-- or, at least, if it can delineate itself as a form in itself, then, ayun.
She moved then to look at me, and I saw that her eyes held not the compassion I had feared, but a strange speculativeness, as if she questioned what I knew rather than what I felt.
Even at that early period, before he mixed in the society of educated persons, there was a dash of speculativeness in his remarks, which gave a high degree of originality to his conversation; and he would sometimes, in a casual remark, throw a flash of light upon a subject, which called up a train of pregnant suggestions.
Quaker State-Slick 50, Inc., 165 F.3d 221 (3d Cir.1998) (opinion by then-Judge Alito), which assesses five factors: "(1) the nature of the plaintiff's alleged injury, (2) the directness or indirectness of the asserted injury, (3) the proximity or remoteness of the party to the alleged injurious conduct, (4) the speculativeness of the damages claim, and (5) the risk of duplicative damages or complexity in apportioning damages."
The Fifth Circuit test requires assessment of 1) the nature of the plaintiff’s injury; 2) the directness or indirectness of the asserted injury; 3) the proximity or remoteness of the party to the alleged injurious conduct; 4) the speculativeness of the damages claim; and 5) the risk of duplicative damages or complexity in apportioning damages.
4 The court found that the speculativeness of the damages weighs heavily against standing.