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Definitions for hypothetical
ˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəlhy·po·thet·i·cal

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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"


  1. hypothetical(Noun)

    A hypothetical situation or proposition

    These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.

    Etymology: From ὑποθετικός

  2. hypothetical(Adjective)

    Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural

    Etymology: From ὑποθετικός

  3. hypothetical(Adjective)

    conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent

    Etymology: 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

    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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How to say hypothetical in sign language?

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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. Comey Giuliani:

    It was a hypothetical.

  2. Moshe Arens:

    Never answer a hypothetical question.

  3. John McCain:

    A North Korean missile with a nuclear payload capable of striking an American city is no longer a distant hypothetical, but an imminent danger -- one that poses a real and rising risk of conflict.

  4. Charles Lauller:

    Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.

  5. John Paul Wilson:

    Participants also believed that the black men were more capable of causing harm in a hypothetical altercation and, troublingly, that police would be more justified in using force to subdue them, even if the men were unarmed.

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