HyperDic: hypothesis

English > 3 senses of the word hypothesis:
NOUNcommunicationhypothesisa proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
cognitionhypothesis, possibility, theorya tentative insight into the natural world
communicationhypothesis, guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculationa message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
hypothesis > pronunciation
Soundshhaypaa'thahsahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > hypothesis: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations.
BroaderproposalSomething proposed (such as a plan or assumption / assumption)
Spanishhipótesis
Catalanhipòtesi
Verbshypothesizeto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
English > hypothesis: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena.
Example"a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"
Synonymspossibility, theory
Part oftheoryA well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
Narrowerassumption, supposition, supposalA hypothesis that is taken for granted
gemmuleThe physically discrete element that Darwin proposed as responsible for heredity
historicismA theory that social and cultural events are determined by history
hypotheticalA hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement / statement, proposal, situation, etc.
model, theoretical account, frameworkA hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
speculation, conjectureA hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
Broaderconcept, conception, constructAn abstract or general idea inferred / inferred / inferred / inferred or derived from specific instances
Spanishhipótesis, posibilidad, teoría
Catalanhipòtesi, teoria
Verbshypothesize, hypothecateto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
English > hypothesis: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
Synonymsguess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation
Narrowerdivinationsuccessful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
Broaderopinion, viewA message expressing a belief about something
Spanishconjetura, especulación, suposición, surmisal
Catalanconjectura, conjetura, especulació, suposició, surmisal
Adjectiveshypotheticalbased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
Verbshypothesize, hypothecateto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

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