1. hypothesis

noun. ['haɪˈpɑːθəsəs'] a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations.


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Rhymes with Hypothesis

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How do you pronounce hypothesis?

Pronounce hypothesis as haɪˈpɑθəsəs.

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Sentences with hypothesis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Make a list of everything that was wrong with the hypothesis.

Quotes about hypothesis

1. The hypothesis of God, for instance, gives an incomparably absolute opportunity to understand everything and know absolutely nothing. Give man an extremely simplified system of the world and explain every phenomenon away on the basis of that system. An approach like that doesn't require any knowledge. Just a few memorized formulas plus so-called intuition and so-called common sense.
- Arkady Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic

2. There is a philosophy that says that if something is unobservable -- unobservable in principle -- it is not part of science. If there is no way to falsify or confirm a hypothesis, it belongs to the realm of metaphysical speculation, together with astrology and spiritualism. By that standard, most of the universe has no scientific reality -- it's just a figment of our imaginations.
- Leonard Susskind, The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

3. Napoleon, when hearing about Laplace's latest book, said, 'M. Laplace, they tell me you have written this large book on the system of the universe, and have never even mentioned its creator.'Laplace responds, 'Je n'avais pas besoin de cette hypothèse-là. (I had no need of that hypothesis.)
- Pierre-Simon Laplace

2. hypothesis

noun. ['haɪˈpɑːθəsəs'] a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena.


  • theory
  • supposition
  • historicism
  • possibility
  • conception
  • model
  • theoretical account
  • supposal
  • concept
  • gemmule
  • framework
  • speculation
  • conjecture
  • construct
  • assumption


  • empirical
  • holism
  • atomism
  • unbelief

3. hypothesis

noun. ['haɪˈpɑːθəsəs'] a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.


  • guess
  • surmisal
  • conjecture
  • speculation
  • view
  • surmise
  • opinion
  • divination


  • impossibility
  • nonexistence
  • possible
  • nonbeing