hypothesis: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hī-poth'u-sis, hi-), [key]
— pl. -ses
- a proposition, or set of propositions, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena, either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide investigationor accepted as highly probable in the light of established facts.
- a proposition assumed as a premise in an argument.
- the antecedent of a conditional proposition.
- a mere assumption or guess.
- hypothesis (Thesaurus)