Meaning of HYPOTHESIS in English

HYPOTHESIS

[ hʌɪ'pɒθɪsɪs ]

■ noun ( plural hypotheses -si:z ) a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.

↘ Philosophy a proposition made as a basis for reasoning.

Derivatives

hypothesize or ~e verb

Origin

C16: via late L. from Gk hupothesis 'foundation'.

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