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  • adj. based on hypothesis or theory; hypothetical
  • adj. existing as an abstract concept rather than a concrete reality

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Founded on or characterized by a hypothesis; supposititious; conjectural.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

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