Meaning of HYPOTHESIS in English

HYPOTHESIS

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ plausible

▪ bold

Scientists have proposed a bold ~.

▪ speculative

▪ alternative , competing

▪ testable

▪ working

These observations appear to support our working ~.

▪ scientific

VERB + HYPOTHESIS

▪ construct , develop , form , formulate , have , make , present , propose , put forward , suggest

It is possible to make a ~ on the basis of this graph.

A number of hypotheses have been put forward.

▪ consider , discuss , evaluate , examine , test , test out

She used this data to test her ~

▪ confirm , prove , support

▪ accept

▪ reject

None of the hypotheses can be rejected at this stage.

HYPOTHESIS + VERB

▪ concern sth

Her ~ concerns the role of electromagnetic radiation.

▪ be based on sth

▪ predict sth

The ~ predicts that children will perform better on task A than on task B.

▪ propose sth , suggest sth

PREPOSITION

▪ on a/the ~

Her study is based on the ~ that language simplification is possible.

▪ ~ about

an interesting ~ about the development of language

▪ ~ concerning

a speculative ~ concerning the nature of matter

▪ ~ on

The results confirmed his ~ on the use of modal verbs.

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