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Hyperthetical vs. Hypothetical

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Hypertheticaladjective

(linguistics) Exhibiting hyperthesis, long-distance metathesis

Hypotheticaladjective

Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural

Hypertheticaladjective

Exaggerated; excessive; hyperbolical.

‘Hyperthetical or superlative . . . expression.’;

Hypotheticaladjective

(philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent

Hypotheticalnoun

A hypothetical situation or proposition

‘These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.’;

Hypotheticaladjective

based on hypothesis;

‘a hypothetical situation’; ‘the site of a hypothetical colony’;

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Hypotheticaladjective

based on or serving as a hypothesis

‘let us take a hypothetical case’;

Hypotheticaladjective

supposed but not necessarily real or true

‘the hypothetical tenth planet’;

Hypotheticaladjective

denoting or containing a proposition of the logical form if p then q.

Hypotheticalnoun

a hypothetical proposition or statement

‘officials refuse to discuss military policy except in coy hypotheticals’;

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