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Meaning & Definition of Hypothesis in English

English

Hypothesis

/haɪpɑθəsəs/

noun

1. A proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations

    synonym:
  • hypothesis

2. A tentative insight into the natural world

  • A concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
  • "A scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"
  • "He proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
    synonym:
  • hypothesis
  • ,
  • possibility
  • ,
  • theory

3. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

    synonym:
  • guess
  • ,
  • conjecture
  • ,
  • supposition
  • ,
  • surmise
  • ,
  • surmisal
  • ,
  • speculation
  • ,
  • hypothesis

Examples of using

Our hypothesis is based on solid experiments.
Your hypothesis is completely unrealistic.
Your hypothesis is correct.