hypotheses hypotheses  /haɪ ˈpɑ θə ˌsiz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
  2. (n) a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
  3. (n) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Usage(s):

  1. What emerges is a provocative, well-reasoned set of hypotheses that suggests Shakespeare drew inspiration from, and even loved, his other half.
  2. We wrote about one of these hypotheses a couple of months ago.
  3. Population studies like those help us form hypotheses about relationships between dietary habits and long-term health.

News

  • A Database of Brains

    aarondubrow writes "Researchers recently created OpenfMRI, a web-based, supercomputer-powered tool that makes it easier for researchers to process, share, compare and rapidly analyze fMRI brain scans from many different studies. Applying supercomputing to the fMRI analysis allows researchers to conduct larger studies, test more hypotheses, and accommodate the growing spatial and time resolution ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Slashdot

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