What does hypothetical mean?

Definitions for hypotheticalˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hypothetical.

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.

  2. hypothetical(Adjective)

    Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural

  3. hypothetical(Adjective)

    conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Moshe Arens:

    Never answer a hypothetical question.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    That's a hypothetical I reject out of hand.

  3. Unknown:

    What if this weren't a hypothetical question

  4. Charles Lauller:

    Imagine there were no hypothetical situations.

  5. Joan Baez:

    Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.

Images & Illustrations of hypothetical

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