from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. By hypothesis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Following from the hypothesis; in accordance with the hypothesis; by hypothesis; as a consequence of assumptions made; theoretically; supposedly; hypothetically.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. ‘From the hypothesis’; according to the hypothesis; hypothetic-ally; supposedly; assumed to be.
New Latin ex hypothesī : Latin ex, out of, by + Latin hypothesī, ablative of hypothesis, hypothesis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in 1603, from Late Latin, literally from the hypothesis, from hypothesis. (Wiktionary)