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"hypothetical" in British English

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hypotheticaladjective

uk   /ˌhaɪ.pəˈθet.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌhaɪ.pəˈθet̬.ɪ.kəl/
hypothetically
adverb /ˌhaɪ.pəˈθet.ɪ.kəl.i/  us /ˌhaɪ.pəˈθet̬.ɪ.kəl.i/
Any electronic voting system is hypothetically hackable.
(Definition of hypothetical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hypothetical" in American English

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hypotheticaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌhɑɪ·pəˈθet̬·ɪ·kəl/
of or based on a hypothesis: He dismissed the questions as purely hypothetical.
hypothetically
adverb  us   /ˌhɑɪ·pəˈθet̬·ɪk·li/
Any electronic voting system is hypothetically hackable.
(Definition of hypothetical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hypothetical" in Business English

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hypotheticaladjective

uk   us   /ˌhaɪpəˈθetɪkəl/
imagined or suggested, but perhaps not true or really happening: Total return will be based on a hypothetical $1,000 investment.
(Definition of hypothetical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hypothetical”
in Chinese (Simplified) 假定的,假设的…
in Turkish farazî, varsayıma/hipoteze dayalı/dayanan…
in Russian гипотетический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假定的,假設的…
in Polish hipotetyczny…
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“hypothetical” in British English

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