hypothesis

noun
ADJECTIVE
plausible
bold

Scientists have proposed a bold hypothesis.

speculative
alternative, competing
testable
working

These observations appear to support our working hypothesis.

scientific
VERB + HYPOTHESIS
construct, develop, form, formulate, have, make, present, propose, put forward, suggest

It is possible to make a hypothesis on the basis of this graph.

A number of hypotheses have been put forward.

consider, discuss, evaluate, examine, test, test out

She used this data to test her hypothesis

confirm, prove, support
accept
reject

None of the hypotheses can be rejected at this stage.

HYPOTHESIS + VERB
concern sth

Her hypothesis concerns the role of electromagnetic radiation.

be based on sth
predict sth

The hypothesis predicts that children will perform better on task A than on task B.

propose sth, suggest sth
PREPOSITION
on a/the hypothesis

Her study is based on the hypothesis that language simplification is possible.

hypothesis about

an interesting hypothesis about the development of language

hypothesis concerning

a speculative hypothesis concerning the nature of matter

hypothesis on

The results confirmed his hypothesis on the use of modal verbs.


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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,… …   English World dictionary

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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