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    hypothetical - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hypothetical

    Definition
    (noun) a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
    Example Sentence
    • consider the following, just as a hypothetical
    Definition
    (adj) based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    Example Sentence
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for hypothetical

HYPO: unreal, abstract. THETICAL: theoretical, implies based on assumptions

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hypo-before thetical-thesis. hypo+thetical - assumptions before thesis is written

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