Medical Definition of hypothesis
plural hypotheses \-ˌsēz\play
: a proposition tentatively assumed in order to draw out its logical or empirical consequences and test its consistency with facts that are known or may be determined <it appears, then, to be a condition of the most genuinely scientific hypothesis that it be…of such a nature as to be either proved or disproved by comparison with observed facts—J. S. Mill>
Learn More about hypothesis
Dictionary: Definition of "hypothesis" Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for "hypothesis" Spanish Central: Translation of "hypothesis" Nglish: Translation of "hypothesis" for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of "hypothesis" for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "hypothesis"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up hypothesis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).