Definitions for hypothetical
ˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəlhy·po·thet·i·cal
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a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
"consider the following, just as a hypothetical"
conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititiousadjective
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
Etymology: From ὑποθετικός
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Including a supposition; conditional.
Etymology: hypothetique, Fr. from hypothesis.
Conditional or hypothetical propositions are those whose parts are united by the conditional particle if; as, if the sun be fixed, the earth must move. Isaac Watts, Logick.
Hypothetical is relating to, involving, or based on a suggested idea or theory rather than actual facts or reality. It is generally used to explore possibilities and outcomes in a speculative or theoretical situation.
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
Etymology: [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
Never answer a hypothetical question.
What if this weren't a hypothetical question
I weighed the absolute risk of the vaccine versus the hypothetical risk of the illness, and it became clear to me that the absolute risk of the vaccine outweighed the hypothetical risk of the illness.
Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
Don’t sublimate your own freedom and desires in order to satisfy the invisible judgments of others against hypothetical wrongdoings.
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- افتراضي, افتراArabic
- hipotèticCatalan, Valencian
- skilyrtur, skilyrt, reist á tilgátu, reistur á tilgátuIcelandic
- hypotetiske, hypotetisk, hypotetisktNorwegian
- farazi, nazari, varsayımlı, varsayımsal, kuramsalTurkish
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