Meaning of HYPOTHETICAL in English

HYPOTHETICAL

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

hypothetical situation/example/question

Brennan brought up a hypothetical case to make his point.

The question is purely hypothetical.

⇨ imaginary

—hypothetically /-kli/ adverb

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