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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A proposition tentatively assumed in order to draw out its logical or empirical consequences and so test its accord with facts that are known or may be determined. (plural)

Usage examples (38)
  • Touching up the hypotheses is easier when I can refer to the updated statistics.
  • For example, the forms are sometimes described as hypotheses (see for example Phaedo).
  • It would be cool to have a study to see which of our respective hypotheses is correct, Michael.
  • It seems to me, however, that producing testable hypotheses is a means to the end, the end being truth. for more
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