[ hahy-poth-uh-sahyz, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒθ əˌsaɪz, hɪ- /
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verb (used without object), hy·poth·e·sized, hy·poth·e·siz·ing.
to form a hypothesis.
verb (used with object), hy·poth·e·sized, hy·poth·e·siz·ing.
to assume by hypothesis.
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Also hypothecate; especially British, hy·poth·e·sise .
Origin of hypothesize
First recorded in 1730–40; hypothes(is) + -ize
OTHER WORDS FROM hypothesizehy·poth·e·siz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypothesize
/ (haɪˈpɒθɪˌsaɪz) /
to form or assume as a hypothesis
Derived forms of hypothesizehypothesizer or hypothesiser, noun
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Scientific definitions for hypothesize
[ hī-pŏth′ĭ-sīz′ ]
To form a hypothesis.
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