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adj. also hy·po·thet·ic (-thĕt′ĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or based on a hypothesis: a hypothetical situation.
2. Conditional; contingent: the hypothetical meaning of a clause beginning with if.
A hypothetical circumstance, condition, scenario, or situation: OK, let's consider this possibility then—just as a hypothetical.

[From Greek hupothetikos, from hupothetos, placed under, supposed, from hupotithenai, to suppose; see hypothesis.]

hy′po·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.hypothetic - based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"
theoretic, theoretical - concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science"


1. Existing only in concept and not in reality:
2. Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
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Besides, the longer the donation was in coming back, the more Mazarin thought that forty millions were worth a little risk, particularly of so hypothetic a thing as the soul.
Bertha, the slim, fair-haired girl, whose present thoughts and emotions were an enigma to me amidst the fatiguing obviousness of the other minds around me, was as absorbing to me as a single unknown to-day--as a single hypothetic proposition to remain problematic till sunset; and all the cramped, hemmed-in belief and disbelief, trust and distrust, of my nature, welled out in this one narrow channel.
He had a horrible conviction that behind all this hypothetic statement there was a knowledge of some actual change in Mary's feeling.
said Maggie, exerting her hypothetic powers, while she leaned forward toward Tom with her eyes fixed on the hovering knife.
Cizre -- pretexting the presence of hypothetic "terrorists" -- became, for eight days, a besieged city.
a set of simulated space mission scenarios implemented on a hardware platform that will allow proper training campaigns in a simulated but very similar to the real world setting where a large number of real hypothetic conceptual space-oriented scenarios situations and circumstances will be addressed in almost-real terms with the aim of preparing qualified cyber security professionals for detecting preventing and thwarting cyber-attacks in an almost-real-world setting.
ref] values were estimated from the logarithm of net retention volume of the hypothetic n-alkane with the same physical property which the polar probe has.
The following graphic example of selecting appropriate research methods is a hypothetic scenario in which the researchers want to understand driver behavior in work zones prior to crashes.
FIVE years ago I sat down and wrote a manifesto for a hypothetic England Republican Party.
According to no less an authority than Northrop Frye, the formula for metaphor, too, is "A=B" (Anatomy 123), and represents, in its highest form (anagogy), a "statement of hypothetic identity" (366).
The ARAS-F is based on comparing every alternative with the hypothetic ideal one (Turskis, Zavadskas 2010; Kersuliene, Turskis 2011; Balezentis et al.
The second aspect is connected with the setting of a hypothetic task of the advancing development of labor arrangement system, when between the level of labor arrangement and the technical level there is a certain gap formed (created) in favor of the first one.