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hypothesis

noun [C]     /haɪˈpɒθəsɪs/ (plural hypotheses /haɪˈpɒθəsiːz/)
an idea or explanation for something that may be true but has not yet been completely proved : hypothesis that Evidence supports their hypothesis that a long-term relationship built on trust and obligation between a buyer and a sub-contractor leads to prompt delivery and better cooperation .
→ See also null hypothesis
(Definition of hypothesis noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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