counterhypothesis

noun
coun·​ter·​hy·​poth·​e·​sis | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-hī-ˈpä-thə-səs How to pronounce counterhypothesis (audio) \
variants: or counter-hypothesis
plural counterhypotheses\ ˌkau̇n-​tər-​hī-​ˈpä-​thə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce counterhypotheses (audio) \ or counter-hypotheses

Definition of counterhypothesis

: a hypothesis that contradicts another hypothesis What can be said … of the conflicts that occur when traditional humanistic methods of interpretation run up against the questions, objections, and counterhypotheses of so-called revisionist art history?— Mark Roskill Science is a negotiation—an iterative process rooted in asking questions, in testing hypotheses and counter-hypotheses.— Eric Holt Gimenez

First Known Use of counterhypothesis

1847, in the meaning defined above

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