adjective Also hy·po·thet·ic (for defs 1–4).
- (of a proposition) highly conjectural; not well supported by available evidence.
- (of a proposition or syllogism) conditional.
Origin of hypothetical
Synonyms for hypothetical
Related Words for hypotheticalleged, apparent, conjectural, hypothetical, inferential, likely, presumptive, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious, suppositive, asserted, presumed, purported, abstract, academic, analytical, assumed, contingent, general
Examples from the Web for hypothetic
Historical Examples of hypothetic
Either after us, or about to be, was the hypothetic form of my conjecture.
The walk was long enough to give me time for many a hypothetic calculation.
He left his hypothetic sentence unfinished, and relapsed into silence.The Plant Hunters
Although this too hypothetic conception is now forgotten, it is sufficient for our purposes.Essay on the Creative Imagination
It is very frequently employed in hypothetic and contingent propositions; e. g.Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition)
1580s, from Greek hypothetikos "pertaining to a hypothesis," from hypothesis (see hypothesis). Related: Hypothetically; hypothetic.