Definitions for hypotheticalˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•po•thet•i•calˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəl(adj.)hy`po•thet′ic.

  1. assumed to exist by hypothesis; supposed; conjectural:

    a hypothetical case.

  2. of, involving, or characterized by hypothesis:

    hypothetical reasoning.

  3. (n.)a hypothetical statement, situation, instance, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of hypothetical:

1580–90; < Gk hypothetik(ós) supposed (hypo(ti)thé(nai) to suppose (see hypothesis ) +-tikos -tic ) + -al1

hy`po•thet′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypothetical(adj)

    a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.

    "consider the following, just as a hypothetical"

  2. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hypothetical(adjective)ˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəl

    based on a possible situation, not a real one

    Let me give you a hypothetical scenario.; The question was hypothetical.; Hypothetically, it could happen.

Wiktionary

  1. hypothetical(Noun)

    A hypothetical situation or proposition

    These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.

  2. hypothetical(Adjective)

    Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural

  3. hypothetical(Adjective)

    conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent

  4. Origin: From ὑποθετικός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hypothetical(adj)

    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

Freebase

  1. Hypothetical

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hypothetical(adjective)

imaginary; supposed.

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