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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. hypothetically(adverb)

    by hypothesis

Wiktionary

  1. hypothetically(Adverb)

    In a hypothetical way; as a hypothesis.

    He offered the proposition hypothetically.


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