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.
Words nearby hypothetical
Origin of hypothetical
OTHER WORDS FROM hypotheticalhy·po·thet·i·cal·ly, adverbun·hy·po·thet·i·cal, adjectiveun·hy·po·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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