Meaning of HYPOTHESIS in English

HYPOTHESIS

(hypotheses)

A ~ is an idea which is suggested as a possible explanation for a particular situation or condition, but which has not yet been proved to be correct. (FORMAL)

Work will now begin to test the ~ in rats...

= theory

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