hypothetical

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or based on a hypothesis.
  • adjective Conditional; contingent.
  • noun A hypothetical circumstance, condition, scenario, or situation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as hypothetic, and the more common form.
  • A proposition consisting of two or more clauses united by conjunctions, or which states a relation to exist between different possibilities.
  • noun A hypothetical proposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural
  • adjective philosophy conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
  • noun A hypothetical situation or proposition

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

  • noun a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
  • adjective based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek hupothetikos, from hupothetos, placed under, supposed, from hupotithenai, to suppose; see hypothesis.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek ὑποθετικός (hupothetikos)

Examples

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  • JM asks have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

    August 13, 2011

  • JM asks have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

    August 13, 2011

  • JM asks have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

    August 13, 2011