hypothesis hypothesis  /haɪ ˈpɑ θə səs/

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. When I draw a chart, I start with a hypothesis.
  2. Scientists don't know yet whether male circumcision can also provide protection for female partners a new study on the hypothesis is forthcoming next year.
  3. Physics is built on the basic and rather wistful hypothesis that Mother Nature doesn't know much math.

News

  1. Does Facebook Promote Narcissism?

    According to a new University of Michigan study, some of our favorite social media sites serve as a vehicle to self-promote. Researchers Elliot Panek, Ph.D., Yioryos Nardis and Sara Konrath, Ph.D., explored the hypothesis that social media reflects and amplifies growing levels of narcissism within our culture. In a study published online in Computers in Human [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. For Now, NVIDIA Corporation Leads Tech's Race to Cross 'Uncanny Valley'

    Robotics professor Masahiro Mori's "uncanny valley" hypothesis, formulated in 1970, holds that the more human characteristics a robot is bestowed, the more likable it becomes to a human
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Hopkins students may know secret behind 'Game of Thrones'

    Well, it's a hypothesis, anyway, about a two-star planet When a passion for "Game of Thrones" meets up with the kind of inquisitive mind it takes to be a physics grad student at a school like Johns Hopkins University, what you get is the "circumbinary" hypothesis of weird weather seasons in Westeros.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

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Quotes

  1. "I think that what's so endearing to me about the anti-vaccine people is they're perfectly willing to go from one hypothesis to the next without a backward glance," said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Centre at the Children's...
    on May 11, 2006 By: Paul Offit Source: 940 News

  2. "There are no indications that would support any hypothesis other than that this was an accident," said Transportation Secretary Luis Tellez, though he added: "We will investigate until all possibilities have been exhausted."
    on Nov 5, 2008 By: Luis Tellez Source: FOXNews

  3. "Our hypothesis is that it is that ingredient that in fact represents the highest probability as to the cause," Henderson said. "But we have been unable to prove that through scientific information."
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Paul Henderson Source: Forbes

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