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ˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəlhy·po·thet·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypotheticaladjective

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

    "consider the following, just as a hypothetical"

  2. 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"


  1. hypotheticalnoun

    A hypothetical situation or proposition

    These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.

    Etymology: From ὑποθετικός

  2. hypotheticaladjective

    Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural

    Etymology: From ὑποθετικός

  3. hypotheticaladjective

    conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent

    Etymology: From ὑποθετικός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hypotheticaladjective

    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.]


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypothetical in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypothetical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hypothetical in a Sentence

  1. Charles Lauller:

    Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.

  2. Rand Paul:

    I think it's an important question and I don't think it's a historical anecdote. I don't think it's something that's a hypothetical question.

  3. Joan Baez:

    Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.

  4. Rupert Beale:

    There is data from basic science studies that have shown that Covid-19 itself binds to a protein at the surface of cells called ACE2, there is a hypothetical risk that giving NSAIDs like ibuprofen could increase levels of ACE2 shown in animal models, but not in patients.

  5. Alan Dershowitz:

    Lets consider a hypothetical, lets assume that President Obama had been told by President Obama advisors that it really is important to send lethal weapons to the Ukraine. But then President Obama gets a call from President Obama pollster and President Obama political adviser, who says we know its in the national interest to send lethal weapons to the Ukraine, but were telling you that the left-wing of your party is really going to give you a hard time if you start selling lethal weaponsand potentially get into a lethal war with Russia. Would anybody here suggest that is impeachable ?

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