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.
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Oftentimes these anatomical hypotheses were shaped by misogyny and its accommodating assumptions about female inferiority.
Another hypothesis was that the aerial photo of the ground was taken by Leep Zelones, who was hired to document the construction process.
That has been one hypothesis proposed for why living in neighborhoods with a greater proportion of Hispanic or Asian Americans is associated with a lower risk of cancers associated with Western lifestyle factors.
Still, John McWhorter of Columbia University, a defender of the traditional pidgin-to-creole hypothesis, argues that by and large, creole grammars really are the world’s simplest.
But when our language starts to involve hypotheses about mental illness, things not only get difficult and confusing, but downright dangerous.
Liz responded pre-verbally with a little head twitch, as if her subconscious mind was confirming my hypothesis.
More specifically, a rather ingenious study lead-authored by Matthew Desmond, a MacArthur-winning sociologist at Harvard (and the author of the truly excellent 2016 book Evicted), lends some solid support to this hypothesis.
Entrepreneurs everywhere have adopted his vocabulary as well as his methods, including testing their hypotheses with customers and gauging the success of innovation with relevant accounting measurements beyond revenues and market share.
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Synonym Discussion of hypothesis
- a hypothesis explaining the extinction of the dinosaurs
- the theory of evolution
- the law of gravitation
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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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