Definition of hypothetical in English Dictionary

  • NounPLhypotheticalsPREhypo-SUF-ical
    1. A hypothetical situation or proposition.
      1. These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.
  • AdjectiveCOMmore hypotheticalSUPmost hypothetical
    1. Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural.
      1. To establish standing under Article III, a plaintiff must satisfy the following three requirements: (1) "the plaintiff must have suffered an injury in fact - an invasion of a legally protected interest which is (a) concrete and particularized, and (b) actual or imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical"; ...
    2. (philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • String theory denies the existence of a hypothetical eleventh dimension.
        • The hypothetical syllogism inference rule states the transitivity of implication.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
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        1. en hypothetically
        2. en hypotheticals
        3. en hypotheticality
        4. en hypotheticalities
        5. en hypothetical baptism
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        Meaning of hypothetical for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "hypothetical" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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