Meaning of HYPOTHETICAL in English

HYPOTHETICAL

If something is ~, it is based on possible ideas or situations rather than actual ones.

Let’s look at a ~ situation in which Carol, a recovering cocaine addict, gets invited to a party.

...a purely ~ question.

= theoretical

ADJ

~ly

He was invariably willing to discuss the possibilities ~ly...

= theoretically

ADV: usu ADV with v, ADV with cl, also ADV adj

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