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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 hypothesis or theory; hypothetical
  • adjective existing as an abstract concept rather than a concrete reality

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

  • adjective based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

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