/huy'peuh thet"i keuhl/, adj.
1. assumed by hypothesis; supposed: a hypothetical case.
2. of, pertaining to, involving, or characterized by hypothesis: hypothetical reasoning.
3. given to making hypotheses.
4. Logic.
a. (of a proposition) highly conjectural; not well supported by available evidence.
b. (of a proposition or syllogism) conditional.
5. a hypothetical situation, instance, etc.: The Secretary of Defense refused to discuss hypotheticals with the reporters.
Also, hypothetic (defs. 1-4).
[1580-90; < Gk hypothetik(ós) supposed (hypo- HYPO- + the- put (base of tithénai to put, DO1) + -tikos -TIC) + -AL1]
Syn. 1. suppositional, theoretical, speculative.

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