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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.
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.
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 asked her at the time: "Who would you rather marry: A great Indian sportsman with all the records in Indian cricket like Azhar bhai (former Indian skipper Mohammad Azzharuddin) here who would make our country proud, take you all around the world and make you swell with pride or an artistic businessman with a difficult name to pronounce like Swarovski who would bedeck you with jewels and fine necklaces and you'll never have to buy a chandelier for your house ever again or a Hindi film star like me who has nothing better to do than give you complicated multiple choice questions about a hypothetic wedding like this.
Evidence maps that link evidence with claims or hypotheses were found to support hypothetic reasoning (Suthers et al.
In order to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of hypothetic incentive packages (rather than individual components), we generate a model with three basic parts: (1) Estimation of the effect of rural incentive packages on rural and urban distribution of health workers over time relative to rural and urban population sizes, (2) Calculation of the direct costs of each incentive package, and (3) Assessment of the health effects associated with the geographic redistribution of health workers.
In the phases of product development, multifunctional teams are responsible for implementing cost saving ideas and verifying the hypothetic product price which falls into these targets.
The pHRR recorded by cone calorimeter, is the most important parameter that allows determining the flame rate propagation in a hypothetic fire scenario [39].
The STAMP model uses a risk assessment method, that simulates an investigation of a hypothetic accident.
This has lead many chemists to predict the existence of hypothetic elements ranging from 119 to 218.
On the contrary, the CFD RANS calculation represents the behavior of an ensemble average done on a hypothetic infinite number of the same experiment.