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Hypothesis vs. Hypotheses

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Hypothesisnoun

(sciences) Used loosely, a tentative conjecture explaining an observation, phenomenon or scientific problem that can be tested by further observation, investigation and/or experimentation. As a scientific term of art, see the attached quotation. Compare to theory, and quotation given there.

Hypothesesnoun

plural of hypothesis

Hypothesisnoun

(general) An assumption taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation.

Hypothesisnoun

(grammar) The antecedent of a conditional statement.

Hypothesisnoun

A supposition; a proposition or principle which is supposed or taken for granted, in order to draw a conclusion or inference for proof of the point in question; something not proved, but assumed for the purpose of argument, or to account for a fact or an occurrence; as, the hypothesis that head winds detain an overdue steamer.

‘An hypothesis being a mere supposition, there are no other limits to hypotheses than those of the human imagination.’;

Hypothesisnoun

A tentative theory or supposition provisionally adopted to explain certain facts, and to guide in the investigation of others; hence, frequently called a working hypothesis.

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Hypothesisnoun

a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations

Hypothesisnoun

a tentative theory about 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’;

Hypothesisnoun

a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Hypothesis

A hypothesis (plural hypotheses) is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon. For a hypothesis to be a scientific hypothesis, the scientific method requires that one can test it.

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