Speculative

Definition of Speculative

Spec´u`la`tive   Pronunciation: spĕk´ũ`lå`tĭv
a.1.Given to speculation; contemplative.
The mind of man being by nature speculative.
- Hooker.
2.Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration.
3.Of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive; curious.
4.Of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc.; as, a speculative dealer or enterprise.
The speculative merchant exercises no one regular, established, or well-known branch of business.
- A. Smith.
5.(Finance) More risky than typical investments; not investment grade.

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