Hypothesis

  • 1 hypothesis — hypothesis, theory, law are often interchangeable in general use. In their technical senses they are usually discriminated by the scientists and philosophers who employ them. In general the terms denote an inference from data that is offered as a …

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  • 2 hypothesis — hy‧poth‧e‧sis [haɪˈpɒθss ǁ ˈpɑː ] noun hypotheses PLURALFORM [ siːz] [countable] STATISTICS an idea that can be tested to see if it is true or not: • These results support the hypothesis that individuals are willing to pay more in order to live …

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  • 3 hypothesis — hypothesis, hypothesis testing A hypothesis is an untested statement about the relationship (usually of association or causation) between concepts within a given theory . Hypothesis testing involves the testing of a hypothesis in a scientific… …

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  • 4 Hypothesis — Hy*poth e*sis, n.; pl. {Hypotheses}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? foundation, supposition, fr. ? to place under, ? under + ? to put. See {Hypo }, {Thesis}.] 1. A supposition; a proposition or principle which is supposed or taken for granted, in order to draw… …

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  • 5 hypothesis — I noun assertion, assignment of cause, assumption, conclusion drawn from accepted truths, coniectura, conjecture, deduction, guess, inference, postulate, postulation, speculation, suggestion, supposal, supposition, surmise, tentative explanation …

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  • 6 hypothesis — 1590s, from M.Fr. hypothese and directly from L.L. hypothesis, from Gk. hypothesis base, basis of an argument, supposition, lit. a placing under, from hypo under (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + thesis a placing, proposition (see THESIS (Cf. thesis)) …

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  • 7 hypothesis — [hī päth′ə sis, hipäth′ə sis] n. pl. hypotheses [hī päth′əsēz΄, hi päth′əsēz΄] [Gr, groundwork, foundation, supposition < hypotithenai, to place under < hypo , under + tithenai, to place: see HYPO & DO1] an unproved theory, proposition,… …

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  • 8 hypothesis — hypothesis. См. теория попаданий. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 9 hypothesis — hypothesis. См. теория онкогенов. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 10 hypothesis — meaning ‘something proposed as a basis for reasoning’, has the plural form hypotheses, pronounced seez …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 hypothesis — [n] theory antecedent, apriority, assignment, assumption, attribution, axiom, basis, belief, conclusion, condition, conjecture, data, deduction, demonstration, derivation, explanation, foundation, ground, guess, inference, interpretation, layout …

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  • 12 hypothesis — ► NOUN (pl. hypotheses) 1) a supposition made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation. 2) Philosophy a proposition made as a basis for reasoning. ORIGIN Greek hupothesis foundation …

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  • 13 Hypothesis — A hypothesis (from Greek polytonic|ὑπόθεσις ) consists either of a suggested explanation for a phenomenon (an event that is observable) or of a reasoned proposal suggesting a possible correlation between multiple phenomena. The term derives from… …

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  • 14 hypothesis — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ plausible ▪ bold ▪ Scientists have proposed a bold hypothesis. ▪ speculative ▪ alternative, competing …

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  • 15 hypothesis — n. 1) to advance, formulate, propose a hypothesis 2) to confirm a hypothesis 3) a null; working hypothesis 4) the hypothesis that + clause (she advanced the hypothesis that the disease was spread by rodents) * * * [haɪ pɒθɪsɪs] formulate propose… …

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  • 16 hypothesis — 01. Their [hypothesis] was proven to be true in a number of experiments. 02. Some scientists [hypothesize] that Japan will sink into the sea if the icecaps melt. 03. Let me ask you a [hypothetical] question; if you were a member of the government …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 hypothesis — noun /haɪˈpɒθɪ̈sɪs/ a) A tentative conjecture explaining an observation, phenomenon or scientific problem that can be tested by further observation, investigation and/or …

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  • 18 hypothesis — hy|poth|e|sis [haıˈpɔθəsıs US ˈpa: ] n plural hypotheses [ si:z] [Date: 1500 1600; : Greek; Origin: hypotithenai to put under, hypothesize ] 1.) an idea that is suggested as an explanation for something, but that has not yet been proved to be… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 hypothesis — hypothesist, n. /huy poth euh sis, hi /, n., pl. hypotheses / seez /. 1. 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… …

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  • 20 hypothesis */ — UK [haɪˈpɒθəsɪs] / US [haɪˈpɑθəsɪs] noun [countable] Word forms hypothesis : singular hypothesis plural hypotheses UK [haɪˈpɒθəsiːz] / US [haɪˈpɑθəˌsɪz] an idea that attempts to explain something but has not yet been tested or proved to be… …

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