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Overview of noun hypothesis

The noun hypothesis has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) hypothesis

(a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations)

2. (2) hypothesis, possibility, theory

(a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices")

3. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis

(a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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