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 formshy·po·thet·i·cal·ly, adverbun·hy·po·thet·i·cal, adjectiveun·hy·po·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for hypothetically
One group of “Anons” could be pro-choice, another pro-life—at least hypothetically.
So instead of going (hypothetically) to $71,000 from $69,000, it would go to $70,000.
In other words, a Palestinian from Susya could, hypothetically, apply for a permit on the 5% off-chance that it will be accepted.
Palin could hypothetically skip the debates and any national interviews with anyone other than Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck.
"For example, in my business GPS tracking units could hypothetically be used in a divorce proceeding," DiFinis explains.
One girl was hypothetically baptised, and four children received.
For if our premisses are only hypothetically true, how can they lead to conclusions which can be declared absolutely true?
Hypothetically considered, the situation was not extraneously alarming.The Shriek|Charles Somerville
One woman (married) was baptized, hypothetically, with her infant.
First a concrete case is presented, and a rule of conduct is hypothetically suggested, which fits this particular case.The Moral Instruction of Children|Felix Adler