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  Definition of hypothesis
  1. a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory
  2. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  3. a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
Similar Words: possibility, theory, guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation

 

Hyponyms: model, theoretical account, framework, speculation, conjecture, assumption, supposition, supposal, divination

 

Part Meronyms: theory

 

Derivational Morphology: speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose, surmise, suspect, say, think, opine, imagine, reckon, guess, estimate, gauge, approximate, judge, venture, pretend, hazard

 

 
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