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  1. hypothetical

    • IPA[ˌhʌɪpəˈθɛtɪk(ə)l]

    英式

    • adj.
      based on or serving as a hypothesis;supposed but not necessarily real or true
    • n.
      a hypothetical proposition or statement
    • noun: hypothetical, plural noun: hypotheticals

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞

    形容詞

    • 1. based on or serving as a hypothesis let us take a hypothetical case
    • supposed but not necessarily real or true the hypothetical tenth planet
    • denoting or containing a proposition of the logical form if p then q.

    名詞

    • 1. a hypothetical proposition or statement officials refuse to discuss military policy except in coy hypotheticals
    • n.
      a moral obligation that applies only if one desires the implicated goal.

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˌhīpəˈTHedək(ə)l]

    美式

    • adj.
      of, based on, or serving as a hypothesis: that option is merely hypothetical at this juncture
    • n.
      a hypothetical proposition or statement: Finn talked in hypotheticals, tossing what-if scenarios to Rosen

    Oxford American Dictionary