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hypothesis

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hypothesis

  1. an idea that is the starting point for making a case or conducting an investigation working on the hypothesis that teenagers function better in the late morning, some high schools are starting classes later Synonyms of hypothesis theory, proposition, supposition, thesisWords Related to hypothesis assumption, concession, premise (also premiss), presumption, presupposition, theorem; conjecture, generalization, guess, guesswork, inference, speculation, surmise; proffer, proposal, suggestion; feeling, hunch, impression, inkling, notion, suspicion; abstraction, concept, conception, constructNear Antonyms of hypothesis assurance, certainty, fact, knowledge

Synonym Discussion of hypothesis

hypothesis, theory, law mean a formula derived by inference from scientific data that explains a principle operating in nature. hypothesis implies insufficient evidence to provide more than a tentative explanation.
    • a hypothesis explaining the extinction of the dinosaurs
theory implies a greater range of evidence and greater likelihood of truth.
    • the theory of evolution
law implies a statement of order and relation in nature that has been found to be invariable under the same conditions.
    • the law of gravitation


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