1. [syn: conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hypothetic \Hy`po*thet"ic\, Hypothetical \Hy`po*thet"ic*al\, a.
[L. hypotheticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. hypoth['e]tique.]
Characterized by, or of the nature of, an hypothesis;
conditional; assumed without proof, for the purpose of
reasoning and deducing proof, or of accounting for some fact
Causes hypothetical at least, if not real, for the
various phenomena of the existence of which our
experience informs us. --Sir W.
Hypothetical baptism (Ch. of Eng.), baptism administered to
persons in respect to whom it is doubtful whether they
have or have not been baptized before. --Hook. --
Hy`po*thet"ic*al*ly, adv. --South.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence;
"theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still
highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his
absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead
languages"; "hypothetical situation" [syn: conjectural,
divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed,
suppositional, suppositious, supposititious]