Associations to the word «Hypothetical»

Wiktionary

HYPOTHETICAL, adjective. Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural
HYPOTHETICAL, adjective. (philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
HYPOTHETICAL, noun. A hypothetical situation or proposition
HYPOTHETICAL BAPTISM, noun. (religion) Baptism administered to somebody who may or may not have been baptized before.
HYPOTHETICAL TAXONOMIC UNIT, noun. An internal node in phylogenetic analysis; an inferred ancestral organism.

Dictionary definition

HYPOTHETICAL, noun. A hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.; "consider the following, just as a hypothetical".
HYPOTHETICAL, adjective. 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".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats