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
Examples from the Web for hypothetic
It is very frequently employed in hypothetic and contingent propositions; e. g.Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition)|Robert Maunsell
The walk was long enough to give me time for many a hypothetic calculation.The Quadroon|Mayne Reid
It is here that the relation of the hypothetic transformistic principle to our concept of entelechy is concerned.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism|Hans Driesch
Although this too hypothetic conception is now forgotten, it is sufficient for our purposes.Essay on the Creative Imagination|Th. Ribot
He left his hypothetic sentence unfinished, and relapsed into silence.The Plant Hunters|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for hypothetic
Word Origin and History for hypothetic
1580s, from Greek hypothetikos "pertaining to a hypothesis," from hypothesis (see hypothesis). Related: Hypothetically; hypothetic.