Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural
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conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
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a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
"consider the following, just as a hypothetical"
conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititiousadjective
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"
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How to use hypothetical in a sentence?
My recent statements about discussions during the 2016 campaign between Michael Cohen and then-candidate Donald Trump about a potential Trump Moscow' project' were hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with The President, my comments did not represent the actual timing or circumstances of any such discussions. The point is that the proposal was in the earliest stage and did not advance beyond a free non-binding letter of intent.
It's all on schedule so that is a purely hypothetical question.
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There is data from basic science studies that have shown that Covid-19 itself binds to a protein at the surface of cells called ACE2, there is a hypothetical risk that giving NSAIDs like ibuprofen could increase levels of ACE2 shown in animal models, but not in patients.
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- افتراضي, افتراArabic
- hipotèticCatalan, Valencian
- reistur á tilgátu, skilyrt, skilyrtur, reist á tilgátuIcelandic
- hypotetisk, hypotetiske, hypotetisktNorwegian
- farazi, kuramsal, varsayımsal, varsayımlı, nazariTurkish
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