Meaning of HYPOTHETICAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ haɪpəθetɪk(ə)l ]

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

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

...a purely hypothetical question.

= theoretical


• hypo‧theti‧cal‧ly

He was invariably willing to discuss the possibilities hypothetically...

= theoretically

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

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