noun (plural hypotheses /-ˌsēz/)
1A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation: professional astronomers attacked him for popularizing an unconfirmed hypothesis
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- The only thing you can do is say the evidence suggests that the hypothesis is true.
- Well, everyone comes at an investigation with certain hypotheses or certain biases.
- All you will ever have is circumstantial evidence and an un-falsifiable hypothesis.
1.1 Philosophy A proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth.
- Popper consistently has opposed the appeal to inductive arguments to justify hypotheses.
- In what way could the hypothesis that McFadden's process is consciousness be falsified?
- This allows a test of the hypothesis that central tendency determines typicality.
Late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek hupothesis 'foundation', from hupo 'under' + thesis 'placing'.
Words that rhyme with hypothesisprothesis
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