- 1. hypothetical, hypothesis, possibility, theory
- usage: a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.; "consider the following, just as a hypothetical"
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- 1. conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious, theoretical (vs. empirical), theoretic
- usage: 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"
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