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Hypothesis (IPA: /haɪˈpɑθəsəs/)


Hypothesis (n.)

A supposition; a proposition or principle which is supposed or taken for granted, in order to draw a conclusion or inference for proof of the point in question; something not proved, but assumed for the purpose of argument, or to account for a fact or an occurrence; as, the hypothesis that head winds detain an overdue steamer.

Hypothesis (n.)

A tentative theory or supposition provisionally adopted to explain certain facts, and to guide in the investigation of others; hence, frequently called a working hypothesis.

Hypothesis

Proposed explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem

Hypothesis

Basic legal standard that indicates the conditions under which this rule of law to be applied

Hypothesis

In classical drama, a summary of the plot

Hypothesis

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Hypothesis

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Example Sentence (Quote)

"A true hypothesis for Kepler must be a statement of the underlying mathematical harmony discoverable in the effects." - The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science

Example Sentence (Quote)

" God remains a viable hypothesis as the prime mover, however undefinable and untestable that conception may be." - E. O. Wilson

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The atomic hypothesis which had worked so splendidly in Physics breaks down in Psychics." - John Maynard Keynes

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The great tragedy of Science the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact." - Science


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