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Definition of Hypothetical

Hypothetical

  1. 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.

Hypothetical Quotations

When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
Walter Lippmann

Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
Joan Baez

We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.
Robert Lanza

There's an academic tradition called the 'Last Lecture.' Hypothetically, if you knew you were going to die and you had one last lecture, what would you say to your students? Well, for me, there's an elephant in the room. And the elephant in the room, for me, it wasn't hypothetical.
Randy Pausch

Americans tend to endorse the use of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia when the question is abstract and hypothetical.
Ezekiel Emanuel
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Hypothetical Translations

hypothetical in Dutch is hypothetisch
hypothetical in German is hypothetisch, hypothetische
hypothetical in Swedish is hypotetisk