hypothetically hypothetically  /ˌhaɪ pə ˈθɛ tɪk li/


  • (adv) by hypothesis


  1. If the effect is severe in the mother, hypothetically it can reduce blood flow to the placenta and to the fetus.
  2. The man was not speaking hypothetically.
  3. Hedge funds restrict themselves to extremely wealthy investors who understand the risks involved and who can hypothetically absorb occasional big losses.


  • Molecular imaging finds hurdle for smokers' vaccine

    ( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) Researchers have yet again been sent back to the drawing board in the development of the much-sought-after vaccination for smokers, which would hypothetically inhibit the action of nicotine and its pleasure-producing chemical response in the brain. One of the newest studies of a proposed vaccine shows mixed results for patients after molecular imaging revealed no ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. "Thinking about it isn't going to do us any good," Seau said. "We are trying to focus on making it a reality, and that's more important than hypothetically or dramatizing it. Because until we get out there on Sunday and go ahead and prove...
    on Feb 2, 2008 By: Junior Seau Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

  2. "You never answer questions like that hypothetically," Giuliani said. "Very few people ever turn the president down, but that's an unrealistic situation."
    on Nov 16, 2008 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "San Francisco is my home. That's the love of my life right there," Bonds said. "The fans there, the people there, everything about it is just great for me. Thinking that there could be a possibility, just hypothetically, to go somewhere else...
    on Feb 22, 2006 By: Barry Bonds Source: ESPN

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