Meaning of “hypothesis” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “hypothesis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hypothesis" in American English

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hypothesisnoun [ C ]

us /hɑɪˈpɑθ·ə·sɪs/ plural hypotheses /hɑɪˈpɑθ·əˌsiz/

science an idea or explanation for something that is based on known facts but has not yet been proven:

Several hypotheses for global warming have been suggested.

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"hypothesis" in Business English

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hypothesisnoun [ C ]

uk /haɪˈpɒθəsɪs/ us 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.

(Definition of “hypothesis” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)