Definition for SPEC'U-LA-TIVE

SPEC'U-LA-TIVE, a. [Fr. speculatif; It. speculativo.]

  1. Given to speculation; contemplative; applied to persons. The mind of man being by nature speculative. – Hooker.
  2. Formed by speculation; theoretical; ideal; not verified by fact, experiment or practice; as, a scheme merely speculative.
  3. Pertaining to view; also, prying. – Bacon.

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