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hypothesis

noun [C] uk   /haɪˈpɒθ.ə.sɪs/ us    /-ˈpɑː.θə-/ ( plural hypotheses )
C2 an idea or explanation for something that is based on known facts but has not yet been proved: Several hypotheses for global warming have been suggested.
Translations of “hypothesis”
in Spanish hipótesis…
in French hypothèse…
in German die Hypothese…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假設, 假說…
in Russian гипотеза…
in Turkish varsayım, faraziye, hipotez…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假设, 假说…
in Polish hipoteza…
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