
Glossary: Prime Pages: Top 5000: 
A result that we feel might be true is sometimes called
an open question. We say "open question" rather than
"conjecture" because mathematicians value the reputation
of their intuition. It could be embarrassing to call
something a conjecture (i.e., state you believe it is true)
and then to be proven wrong.
See Also: Conjecture, Heuristic Related pages (outside of this work) Chris K. Caldwell © 19992017 (all rights reserved)
