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hy·po·thet·i·cal

 (hī′pə-thĕt′ĭ-kəl)
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.
n.
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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Adv.1.hypothetically - by hypothesis
Translations
بصورة إفْتِراضِيَّه
hypoteticky
hypotetiskt
feltételezetten
út frá tilgátu/gefinni forsendu
hypoteticky
hipotetik olarak

hypothetically

[ˌhaɪpəʊˈθetɪkəlɪ] ADVhipotéticamente

hypothetically

[ˌhaɪpəˈθɛtɪkəli] adv (= theoretically) → en théorie

hypothetically

adv
(= as a hypothesis)hypothetisch, als Hypothese
(= in theory)theoretisch

hypothetically

[ˌhaɪpəʊˈθɛtɪklɪ] advipoteticamente, per ipotesi

hypothesis

(haiˈpoθəsis) plural hyˈpotheses (-siːz) noun
an unproved theory or point of view put forward, eg for the sake of argument.
hypothetical (haipəˈθetikəl) adjective
imaginary; supposed.
hypothetically (haipəˈθetikəli) adverb
References in classic literature ?
But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelop; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.
Grose looked straight out of the window, but I felt that, hypothetically, I had a right to know what young persons engaged for Bly were expected to do.
Given any appearance of an object, we can construct hypothetically a certain system of appearances to which the appearance in question would belong if the laws of perspective alone were concerned.
He may ask where are the remains of those infinitely numerous organisms which must have existed long before the first bed of the Silurian system was deposited: I can answer this latter question only hypothetically, by saying that as far as we can see, where our oceans now extend they have for an enormous period extended, and where our oscillating continents now stand they have stood ever since the Silurian epoch; but that long before that period, the world may have presented a wholly different aspect; and that the older continents, formed of formations older than any known to us, may now all be in a metamorphosed condition, or may lie buried under the ocean.
He really believed in the spiritual advantages, and meant that his life henceforth should be the more devoted because of those later sins which he represented to himself as hypothetic, praying hypothetically for their pardon:--"if I have herein transgressed.
A TV special features Harper Collins publisher Judith Regan, who spoke to OJ in 2006 to promote his book If I Did It, where he hypothetically discusses how he would have killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Especially if Sela's insistence can be hypothetically understood as a warning to the parliamentary majority that his party and he will not give up the position which has belonged to them since the creation of the new Government.
because I travel a lot,' and, hypothetically, mispronounced, wittingly or otherwise, the 'p' in pack as 'f' in 'f*ck,' as not a few Filipinos are known to do.
There are foods you could hypothetically eat endlessly without sabotaging your diet.
The actress revealed that she and her co-star, David Hernie, talked about it hypothetically and shared ideas on what could happen to their characters in present time.
Some scientists think Venus, currently a stagnant planet, could hypothetically one day have plate tectonics under the right conditions.
Nevertheless, if, hypothetically, the right opportunity arises, we are not closed at acquiring a bank.