from The Century Dictionary.
- Founded on or characterized by a hypothesis; supposititious; conjectural.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective 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.
- adjective (Ch. of Eng.) baptism administered to persons in respect to whom it is doubtful whether they have or have not been baptized before.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective based on
hypothesisor theory; hypothetical
- adjective existing as an
abstract conceptrather than a concrete reality
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- adjective based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
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Hence their system was termed hypothetic universalism.
Justified and obscured with the creative exchange for 100 parking spaces in some hypothetic future building OHSU would be building.
The next day, the Moroccan press started commenting on the announcement, mostly praising the transparency of the palace, some (citing anonymous sources) associating the king's illness with the hypothetic “abuse of immunodepressants to treat asthma.”
If I could render you a brain in a jar and as the brain in the jar use my hypothetic infinite powers to dial in to your brain the perfect existence, would you sign up to do it?
November 25th, 2006 at 9: 21 pm gunny mills says: there is no published scientific effidence that i single person would or could be saved via stem cell research it is all just hypothetic, oh and by the way you can extract stem cells from a living being so why all the push to use aborted (murdered) babies. hmmm makes you wonder the real objective
When Rob Venditti was still in the process of writing the comic book script that would become "The Surrogates", he and his wife daydreamed one night about who might star in a hypothetic film adaptation.
HUDSON: Well, I really don ` t want to be talking about hypothetic.
It is a cookie cutter assemblage of downward spiral answers (anger management, detox treatment, and Inquisitor style trials) all posited in a totally hypothetic context by so-called “public defenders,” who are so ineffective that after 4 months, Chad Redhouse dismissed them and is trying to be his own lawyer.
And Carvin comes up with a hypothetic situation in which Twitter would be a useful asset in the case of a disaster:
A similar sea-change has shifted the prestige variety of American English away from Boston or Charleston, and toward a hypothetic midwestern midpoint somewhere in northern Indiana.