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hypothesis 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/hīˈpäTHəsis/,
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hypotheses, plural;
  1. A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
    • - professional astronomers attacked him for popularizing an unconfirmed hypothesis
  2. A proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth


  1. a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
  2. 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 ...
  3. guess: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  4. a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.; "consider the following, just as a hypothetical"
  5. (hypothetical) conjectural: 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"
  6. A hypothesis (from Greek '; plural hypotheses) is a proposed explanation for an observable phenomenon. The term derives from the Greek, ὑποτιθέναι – hypotithenai meaning "to put under" or "to suppose. ...
  7. Hypothesis is a 1978 album by the Greek artist Vangelis. In May 1971 Vangelis had played several sessions in London's Marquee Studios, joined for some of them by violinist Michel Ripoche, bass guitarist Brian Odgers (called Odger on the sleeve) and drummer Tony Oxley, the rhythm section of the ...
  8. In its ancient usage, a hypothesis is a summary of the plot of a classical drama.Easterling (1997, 202) and Gregory (2005, 271-272, 384). These hypotheses were often copied as a preface to the text of the surviving Athenian tragedies in Medieval manuscripts. ...
  9. (Hypothetical (album)) Hypothetical is the fifth studio album by British progressive metal band Threshold. The album was released on March 20, 2001 (see 2001 in music). This is the first album to feature current drummer Johanne James, who had previously played with the band on tour.
  10. A tentative conjecture explaining an observation, phenomenon or scientific problem that can be tested by further observation, investigation and/or experimentation; An assumption taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation; The antecedent of a conditional statement
  11. (HYPOTHESES) particular explanatory statements.
  12. (Hypotheses) Theories about the possible causes of some change in a marketing variable.
  13. (hypotheses) Tentative by nature, hypotheses are statements of fact which can be empirically tested. A hypothesis is presumed to be true for the purpose of an investigation. It is a conditional statement used for a limited period of time.
  14. (Hypothetical) A species that probably occurred in the Valley at least once, but the circumstances of the observation leave the record in doubt.
  15. (hypothetical) ideal, transcendent, transcendental, academic, speculative, abridgment, brief, condensation, epitome, disassociate, disengage
  16. (hypothetical) one of Kant’s four main perspectives, aiming to establish a kind of knowledge which is both analytic and a posteriori (though Kant himself wrongly identified it as synthetic and a priori). ...
  17. A supposition or assumption advanced as a basis for reasoning or argument, or as a guide to experimental investigation.
  18. A tentative proposal made to explain certain observations or facts that requires further investigation to be verified.
  19. A tentative explanation or speculation on how observed facts and isolated scientific data can be brought into an intellectually satisfying relationship of cause and effect. ...
  20. Possible explanation that forms the basis of a research study. Studies are designed to help prove or disprove a hypothesis.
  21. An idea that can be experimentally tested; an idea with the lowest level of confidence.
  22. a statement that stipulates a relationship between a phenomenon for which the researcher seeks to account and one or more other phenomena.
  23. something that may be believed.
  24. something not proved, but assumed to be true, for purposes of argument or further study or investigation
  25. (1) an educated guess; (2) a tentative explanation; (3) a proposition to be tested by comparing it to evidence.