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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.

Etymologies

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)

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