Meaning of HYPOTHETICAL in English
hy ‧ po ‧ thet ‧ i ‧ cal AC /ˌhaɪpəˈθetɪk ə l◂/ BrE AmE adjective
[ Word Family: verb : ↑ hypothesize ; noun : ↑ hypothesis ; adverb : ↑ hypothetically ; adjective : ↑ hypothetical ]
based on a situation that is not real, but that might happen
Brennan brought up a hypothetical case to make his point.
The question is purely hypothetical.
—hypothetically /-kli/ adverb
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012