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.
assumed to exist by hypothesis; supposed; conjectural:
a hypothetical case.
of, involving, or characterized by hypothesis:
(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
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
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
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.
Translations for hypothetical
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- hipotéticoPortuguese (BR)
- hypotetický; předpokládanýCzech
- הִיפוֹתֵטִי, תֵּיאוֹרֵטִיHebrew
- reisturá tilgátu/ímyndaðri forsenduIcelandic
- merupakan andaianMalay
- hypothetisch, voorondersteldDutch
- tenkt, hypotetiskNorwegian
- hipotetik, varsayıma dayalıTurkish
- 假設的Chinese (Trad.)
- гіпотетичний, можливийUkrainian
- قیاسی ، مفروضہUrdu
- có tính chất giả thuyếtVietnamese
- 假设的Chinese (Simp.)
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