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hypothetical

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

existing only as an assumption or speculation
  • we talked about what we would do in various hypothetical emergencies

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hypothetical

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Synonyms of hypothetical (Entry 2 of 2)

something taken as being true or factual and used as a starting point for a course of action or reasoning
  • believes that predictions of the extinction of certain species as the result of global warming are based upon too many hypotheticals

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The first known use of hypothetical was in 1588

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“Hypothetical.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hypothetical. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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