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Adjective
Supposed but not necessarily real or true
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“That hypothetical intra-mercurial planet was labeled Vulcan, even though it had yet to be found.”
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Existing only in the imagination
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Based on observation or experience
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Seeking to impose a doctrine in all circumstances without regard to practical considerations
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Having potential
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Above or beyond what is expected or normal
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Doubtful as regards truth or validity
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Difficult for the mind to grasp
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Based on abstract reasoning
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Depending on other factors
Noun
Something taken as being true or factual and used as a starting point for a course of action or reasoning
“… believes that predictions of the extinction of certain species as the result of global warming are based upon too many hypotheticals.”
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