Definitions and translations for "hypothesis"

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1. Used loosely, a tentative conjecture explaining an observation, phenomenon or scientific problem that can be tested by further observation, investigation and/or experimentation. As a scientific term of art, see the attached quotation. Compare to theory, and quotation given there.
2. An assumption taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation.
3. The antecedent of a conditional statement.
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n. explanation which gives a reason for observed phenomena, theory (especially in the sciences); supposition, assumption

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s. hipótesis, considerando, postulado, presunción, suposición, teoría

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n. hypothèse

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n. Hypothese, Annahme

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n. hipotesa

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s. ipotesi

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n. hipoteza, przypuszczenie

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s. hipótese

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n. ipoteză, speculaţie

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с. гипотеза, предположение

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i. hipotez, varsayım, kuram

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n. гіпотеза, припущення

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zn. hypothese, vooropstelling

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ουσ. υπόθεση

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‏إفتراض، فرضية، إفتراض على سبيل الجدل‏

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(名) 假设

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(名) 假設

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n. परिकल्पना, प्रकल्पना

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(名) 仮説(とくに科学の); 仮定, 推測

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명. 가설, 가정

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n. sự giả thuyết
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Synonyms for hypothesis
conjecture: assumption, guess, postulate, presupposition, notion, presumption, supposition