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Definition of Hypothetical

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assumed, supposed; of or pertaining to a hypothesis, theoretical
Hypothetical Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Kant's Technical Terms
one of Kant's four main perspectives, aiming to establish a kind of knowledge which is both analytic and a posteriori (though Kant himself wrongly identified it as synthetic and a priori). Most metaphysical knowledge is properly viewed from this perspective, instead of from the speculative perspective of traditional metaphysics. 'There is a God' is a typical hypothetical statement. (Cf. logical).
Hypothetical Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Characterized by, or of the nature of, an hypothesis; conditional; assumed without proof, for the purpose of reasoning and deducing proof, or of accounting for some fact or phenomenon.
  
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hypothetical
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WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. based on hypothesis; "a hypothetical situation"; "the site of a hypothetical colony"
(synonym) hypothetic
(similar) theoretical, theoretic
Hypothetical Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A hypothesis (plural hypotheses) is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon. For a hypothesis to be a scientific hypothesis, the scientific method requires that one can test it. Scientists generally base scientific hypotheses on previous observations that cannot satisfactorily be explained with the available scientific theories. Even though the words "hypothesis" and "theory" are often used synonymously, a scientific hypothesis is not the same as a scientific theory. A working hypothesis is a provisionally accepted hypothesis proposed for further research.

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