Meaning of HYPOTHETICAL in English

HYPOTHETICAL

/ ˌhaɪpəˈθetɪkl; NAmE / adjective

based on situations or ideas which are possible and imagined rather than real and true :

a hypothetical question / situation / example

Let us take the hypothetical case of Sheila, a mother of two ...

I wasn't asking about anybody in particular—it was a purely hypothetical question.

►  hypo·thet·ic·al·ly / -kli; NAmE / adverb

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