a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
"consider the following, just as a hypothetical"
conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious(adj)
based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
"theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"
A hypothetical situation or proposition
These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.
Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural
conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
Origin: From ὑποθετικός
characterized by, or of the nature of, an hypothesis; conditional; assumed without proof, for the purpose of reasoning and deducing proof, or of accounting for some fact or phenomenon
Origin: [L. hypotheticus, Gr. : cf. F. hypothtique.]
Hypothetical is the fifth studio album by British progressive metal band Threshold. The album was released on March 20, 2001. This is the first album to feature current drummer Johanne James, who had previously played with the band on tour.
The numerical value of hypothetical in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hypothetical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never answer a hypothetical question.
What if this weren't a hypothetical question
Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.
Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
I don't know what that decision would have been. That's a hypothetical.
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Translations for hypothetical
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- hipotèticCatalan, Valencian
- reistur á tilgátu, skilyrt, skilyrtur, reist á tilgátuIcelandic
- hypotetisk, hypotetiske, hypotetisktNorwegian
- farazi, kuramsal, varsayımsal, varsayımlı, nazariTurkish
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