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Adjective: hypothetical  ,hI-pu'the-ti-kul
  1. Based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    "hypothetical situation";
    - conjectural, divinatory, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious
Noun: hypothetical  ,hI-pu'the-ti-kul
  1. A hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
    "consider the following, just as a hypothetical"

Derived forms: hypotheticals

See also: theoretic, theoretical

Type of: hypothesis, possibility, theory

Encyclopedia: Hypothetical