adjective Also hy·po·thet·ic [hahy-puh-thet-ik] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪk/ (for defs. 1-4).
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Origin of hypothetical
OTHER WORDS FROM hypotheticalhy·po·thet·i·cal·ly, adverbun·hy·po·thet·i·cal, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for hypothetical
An improved and enlarged edition of this hypothetic "Progonotaxis hominis" was published in 1908, in my essay Unsere Ahnenreihe.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel
He was acting on hypothetic grounds, but this was the sort of action that had the keenest interest for his diplomatic mind.Romola|George Eliot
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
The brown eyes blazed on him with the anger meant for his hypothetic slanderer.Ambrotox and Limping Dick|Oliver Fleming
When disproved, it is shown to have been a false supposition; when proved, it is no longer hypothetic.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby