hypothetical : Definition, Usages, News and More

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hahy puh the tuh kuhl

  • n  a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
    consider the following, just as a hypothetical
  • s  based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    hypothetical situation

  • The conference unfortunately went off on a tangent and made hypothetical claims about causes and effects of global warming.
  • The explanation of the strange happening was only hypothetical because no one could provide any concrete proof of their respective claim.
  • Once politicians get onto a wedge hypothetical, citizens may find themselves mulling it over for the first time.
News & Articles


  • President Bush in FOXNews
    It's a hypothetical,President Bush said Monday, while calling on Musharraf to hold elections and relinquish his army post as soon as possible. "I certainly hope he does take my advice."
  • Craig Venter in AFP
    We are going from reading our genetic code to the ability to write it. That gives us the hypothetical ability to do things never contemplated before,Venter said.
  • Mike Nolan in SF Illustrated
    When asked about future plans for Smith, and whether the team might consider letting him go now so that he could begin shaping a career elsewhere, Nolan replied, "I'll just tell you real clearly, I'm not going to answer any hypothetical questions...

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