Definition of “hypothetical” - English Dictionary

“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/ /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 /ˌhaɪpəˈθetɪkəl/ us

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)