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synonyms for hypothetical

  • debatable
  • imaginary
  • problematic
  • speculative
  • theoretical
  • vague
  • academic
  • contingent
  • pretending
  • suspect
  • assumptive
  • casual
  • concocted
  • conditional
  • conjecturable
  • conjectural
  • contestable
  • disputable
  • doubtful
  • equivocal
  • imagined
  • indefinite
  • indeterminate
  • postulated
  • presumptive
  • provisory
  • putative
  • questionable
  • refutable
  • stochastic
  • supposed
  • suppositional
  • suppositious
  • theoretic
  • uncertain
  • unconfirmed
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antonyms for hypothetical

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  • certain
  • definite
  • factual
  • real
  • sure
  • calculated
  • confirmed
  • measured
  • proved
  • proven
  • reliable
  • truthful
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How to use hypothetical in a sentence

Many were unwilling to bear the present-day cost of preparing for future hypotheticals.
COVID-19 AND CLIMATE CHANGE EXPOSE THE DANGERS OF UNSTABLE SUPPLY CHAINSMATTHEWHEIMERAUGUST 27, 2020FORTUNE
For example, says Pérez Ríos, positronium’s energy levels could be affected by a hypothetical axion-like particle.
A MEASUREMENT OF POSITRONIUM’S ENERGY LEVELS CONFOUNDS SCIENTISTSEMILY CONOVERAUGUST 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Many of these ideas attempt to recast gravity in the language of quantum mechanics, where hypothetical particles called gravitons carry the gravitational force.
THE PHYSICIST WHO SLAYED GRAVITY’S GHOSTSTHOMAS LEWTONAUGUST 18, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Titled “What I would do with GPT-3 if I had no ethics,” it described his process as a hypothetical.
A COLLEGE KID’S FAKE, AI-GENERATED BLOG FOOLED TENS OF THOUSANDS. THIS IS HOW HE MADE IT.KAREN HAOAUGUST 14, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The XENON1T team suggested that the low-energy events could be due to solar axions, hypothetical particles with no electric charge that could be produced in the sun.
AN UNEXPECTED RESULT FROM A DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT MAY SIGNAL NEW PARTICLESEMILY CONOVERJUNE 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
First and perhaps most exciting is the “solar axion,” a hypothetical particle produced inside the sun that would be similar to a photon but with a tiny amount of mass.
DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT FINDS UNEXPLAINED SIGNALNATALIE WOLCHOVERJUNE 17, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
He called them all "Mister," and occasionally flattered them by presenting a hypothetical case for their consideration.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
In the preceding example the two together form a complete and consistent, though hypothetical, explanation of the facts concerned.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
It was a hypothetical condition which he had never even considered.
THE DAFFODIL MYSTERYEDGAR WALLACE
We must besides remark that the meaning of the lines is purely hypothetical.
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WORDS RELATED TO HYPOTHETICAL

  • abstruse
  • complex
  • deep
  • hypothetical
  • ideal
  • indefinite
  • intellectual
  • nonconcrete
  • philosophical
  • recondite
  • transcendent
  • transcendental
  • unreal
  • accepted
  • conjectured
  • connoted
  • counted on
  • given
  • granted
  • hypothesized
  • hypothetical
  • inferred
  • postulated
  • presumed
  • supposed
  • suppositional
  • surmised
  • tacit
  • taken as known
  • taken for granted
  • understood
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