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hypothetical

adjective uk   /ˌhaɪ.pəˈθet.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-ˈθet̬-/
imagined or suggested but not necessarily real or true: a hypothetical example/situation This is all very hypothetical but supposing Jackie got the job, how would that affect you?
hypothetically
adverb /-i/
Any electronic voting system is hypothetically hackable.
Translations of “hypothetical”
in Chinese (Traditional) 假定的,假設的…
in Russian гипотетический…
in Turkish farazî, varsayıma/hipoteze dayalı/dayanan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假定的,假设的…
in Polish hipotetyczny…
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