adjective Also hy·po·thet·ic (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, adjectiveun·hy·po·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for hypothetical
Many were unwilling to bear the present-day cost of preparing for future hypotheticals.COVID-19 and climate change expose the dangers of unstable supply chains|matthewheimer|August 27, 2020|Fortune
For example, says Pérez Ríos, positronium’s energy levels could be affected by a hypothetical axion-like particle.A measurement of positronium’s energy levels confounds scientists|Emily Conover|August 24, 2020|Science News
Many of these ideas attempt to recast gravity in the language of quantum mechanics, where hypothetical particles called gravitons carry the gravitational force.
Titled “What I would do with GPT-3 if I had no ethics,” it described his process as a hypothetical.
The XENON1T team suggested that the low-energy events could be due to solar axions, hypothetical particles with no electric charge that could be produced in the sun.An unexpected result from a dark matter experiment may signal new particles|Emily Conover|June 17, 2020|Science News
Not because she disagrees with a hypothetical future president, or because she simply likes the robe.
It's a long trip, to be sure, illustrated here with the hypothetical slang "couch."
A hypothetical history of how words become part of the colloquial lexicon.
Really, that fear factor is an indictment of who we are—not an indictment of some hypothetical alien species.
But Jamelle,” asks a hypothetical objector, “How would we keep government spending in check?
The believers in special creations are not the only reasoners who have made free use of hypothetical possibilities.The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer|John Gerard
Astronomers had faith in mathematics and the hypothetical planet was found to be a reality.The Law and the Word|Thomas Troward
This is why they confuse the categorical and the universal with the hypothetical.
The point is, however, that the hypothetical judgement does not involve it at all.Kant's Theory of Knowledge|Harold Arthur Prichard
He therefore gave to this hypothetical animal the name of gastra.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff