[hahy-puh-thet-i-kuh l] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəl/
adjective, Also, hypothetic (for defs 1–4).
assumed by hypothesis; supposed:
a hypothetical case.
of, pertaining to, involving, or characterized by hypothesis:
given to making hypotheses.
a hypothetical situation, instance, etc.:
The Secretary of Defense refused to discuss hypotheticals with the reporters.
having the nature of a hypothesis
assumed or thought to exist
(logic) another word for conditional (sense 4)
existing only as an idea or concept: a time machine is a hypothetical device
1580s, from Greek hypothetikos “pertaining to a hypothesis,” from hypothesis (see hypothesis). Related: Hypothetically; hypothetic.
/ˌhaɪpəˈθɛtɪkəʊdɪˈdʌktɪv/ adjective 1. pertaining to or governed by the supposed method of scientific progress whereby a general hypothesis is tested by deducing predictions that may be experimentally tested. When such a prediction is falsified the theory is rejected and a new hypothesis is required
- Hypothetico-deductive method
[hahy-puh-thet-i-koh-di-duhk-tiv] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ koʊ dɪˈdʌk tɪv/ noun, Logic. 1. a method in which a hypothetical model based on observations is proposed and is then tested by the deduction of consequences from the model.
hypothrombinemia hy·po·throm·bi·ne·mi·a (hī’pō-thrŏm’bə-nē’mē-ə) n. Abnormally low levels of thrombin in the blood, leading to bleeding without clotting.
/haɪpəˈθaɪmɪə/ noun 1. a state of depression 2. a diminished emotional response hypothymia hy·po·thy·mi·a (hī’pō-thī’mē-ə) n. A state of diminished emotional response, as in depression.