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ex hypothesi

[eks hahy-poth-uh-sahy] /ˈɛks haɪˈpɒθ əˌsaɪ/
adverb, Latin.
1.
by hypothesis; according to assumptions.
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  • ex hypothesi the object is utilitarian; the language is a means.

    International Language Walter J. Clark
  • The notion of the State involves plurality; but plurality is ex hypothesi not to be found.

  • Wanting (ex hypothesi) to believe, he is unfit to investigate, all his conclusions will be affirmative, and all will be worthless.

  • All, ex hypothesi, are honourable men, ‘above suspicion of intentional deception’.

  • Action is ex hypothesi left to others; the function of the researcher is quite simply to look and tell us what he sees.

  • Now observe, this rule fails to effect the very purpose for which ex hypothesi it was instituted.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • The new Rule of Conduct would not be expressed in terms of speech, a function, ex hypothesi not yet evolved.

  • Such beings would be ex hypothesi no part of our experience; and if God were such a being, man would have no experience of Him.

  • How did man get the idea of a personal spirit or double—no such thing, ex hypothesi existing?

    Creation and Its Records B.H. Baden-Powell
  • Another difficulty which confronts the Neo-Wallaceian school is that, ex hypothesi, the assumption of the white coat was gradual.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
British Dictionary definitions for ex hypothesi

ex hypothesi

/ɛks haɪˈpɒθəsɪ/
adverb
1.
in accordance with or following from the hypothesis stated
Word Origin
C17: New Latin
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