counterhypothesis

noun
coun·ter·hy·poth·e·sis | \ˌkau̇n-tər-hī-ˈpä-thə-səs \
variants: or counter-hypothesis
plural counterhypotheses\ˌkau̇n-tər-hī-ˈpä-thə-ˌsēz \ 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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