# Logical Reasoning - Matching Definitions - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Matching Definitions - Type 1 (Q.No. 4)
Directions to Solve
Read each definition and all four choices carefully, and find the answer that provides the best example of the given definition.

4.
People speculate when they consider a situation and assume something to be true based on inconclusive evidence. Which situation below is the best example of Speculation ?
Francine decides that it would be appropriate to wear jeans to her new office on Friday after reading about "Casual Fridays" in her employee handbook.
Mary spends thirty minutes sitting in traffic and wishes that she took the train instead of driving.
After consulting several guidebooks and her travel agent, Jennifer feels confident that the hotel she has chosen is first-rate.
When Emily opens the door in tears, Theo guesses that she's had a death in her family.
Explanation:
This is the only situation in which someone makes an assumption that is not based on conclusive evidence. Choices a and c reflect situations in which assumptions are made based on evidence. In choice b, Mary is not assuming anything to be true. She is simply wishing that she'd made a different decision.
Discussion:
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Lily said:   6 months ago

Midhun Vijayan said:   5 years ago
Speculation means.

Sankar said:   8 years ago

Aarti Galar said:   8 years ago
Meaning of speculate is invest in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss.

Nivetha said:   8 years ago
I can't understand. Please anybody explain properly.