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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hypothetic \Hy'po*thet"ic\, Hypothetical \Hy'po*thet"ic*al\, adjective [L. hypotheticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. hypoth['e]tique.] Characterized by, or of the nature of, an hypothesis; conditional; assumed without proof, for the purpose of reasoning and deducing proof, or of accounting for some fact or phenomenon.

Causes hypothetical at least, if not real, for the various phenomena of the existence of which our experience informs us. --Sir W. Hamilton.

{Hypothetical baptism} (Ch. of Eng.), baptism administered to persons in respect to whom it is doubtful whether they have or have not been baptized before. --Hook. -- {Hy'po*thet"ic*al*ly}, adverb --South.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hypothetic

adjective

1: based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation" [syn: {conjectural}, {divinatory}, {hypothetical}, {hypothetic}, {supposed}, {suppositional}, {suppositious}, {supposititious}]


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