Examples of hypothesis in a Sentence
- In contrast to Bingham's hypothesis that Machu Picchu was the birthplace of the first Inca and the hearth area of the Inca civilization, current scholars believe that the city was built as a country estate … —Roger Balm, Focus On Geography, Spring 2004
- Campus veterans marvel at all the poolside apartments that have sprung up since Georgia popped the income cap off its merit awards. Professors are testing their hypothesis that instead of increasing college enrollment, the state's $1.7 billion scholarship program has been a blessing for the automobile industry—since so many families roll the savings into buying new cars. —Greg Winter, New York Times, 31 Oct. 2002
- Isaac Newton initially argued against a parabolic orbit for the … comet of 1680, preferring the hypothesis of two independent comets, one for the inbound and one for the outbound leg. However, Newton later showed that the orbit of the comet could indeed be fit by a parabola. —Daniel C. Boice and Walter Huebner, "Physics and Chemistry of Comets," in Encyclopedia of the Solar System Paul R. Weissman et al., editors, 1999
- As stated, our working hypothesis suggests a straightforward way to look for evidence that would confirm or disconfirm it: can you predict what is omitted and what is included in alphabetic representations? —Timothy Shopen and Joseph M. Williams, Standards and Dialects in English, 1980
Other chemists rejected his hypothesis.
Their hypothesis is that watching excessive amounts of television reduces a person's ability to concentrate.
The results of the experiment did not support his hypothesis.
Recent Examples of hypothesis from the Web
The increase in direct bookings supports our hypothesis that running Facebook ads in conjunction with search ads increases the overall effectiveness of our advertising strategy.
Yet, even as Hindu nationalism has gained politically, culminating in the current rule of the conservative Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), evidence has mounted against the out-of-India hypothesis.
The discussion will be shaped around the hypothesis that the deductive process used to solve difficult riddles, problems, mysteries, or crimes is rendered possible only by altered states of consciousness, even borderline insanity.
One of the leading hypotheses to account for the heat shift comes from famed physicist Eugene Parker, after whom the probe is named.
The most obvious hypothesis is another Myst remaster.
Both hypotheses fell apart at 8:32 p.m. Sunday local time, when the latest bomb was triggered by two white men, both in their early 20s, walking through a neighborhood in southwest Austin.
But scientists have already nixed the latter hypothesis, pointing to the location of a massive Martian feature called Tharsis.
Companies will often invest billions of dollars and many years chasing a promising scientific hypothesis.
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Synonym Discussion of hypothesis
- a hypothesis explaining the extinction of the dinosaurs
- the theory of evolution
- the law of gravitation
HYPOTHESIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hypothesis for English Language Learners
: an idea or theory that is not proven but that leads to further study or discussion
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Definition of hypothesis for Students
medical Definition of hypothesis
- 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
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