Definition of hypothesis in English:

hypothesis

Line breaks: hy¦poth|esis
Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈpɒθɪsɪs
 
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noun (plural hypotheses /-siːz/)

Derivatives

hypothesist

noun
More example sentences
  • These hypothesists believe the lack of sun caused an ice age that in turn lowered water levels.
  • This was odd, as it was Einstein's theory of relativity that spurred the Big Bang's hypothesists to imagine an expanding universe.
  • Are there any efficient market hypothesists out there who can help me understand why shares of Google are down 14 points today?

Origin

late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek hupothesis 'foundation', from hupo 'under' + thesis 'placing'.

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