hypothesis

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Hypothesis is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
hypothesis

Plural
hypotheses

  1. (countable) A hypothesis is a guess about what will happen, usually in scientific experiments.
    We will test the hypothesis that the change will have no effect.
    The results of the experiment support the hypothesis.
  2. (uncountable) A guess with no evidence to support it.
    This idea is purely a hypothesis. It has not been proven

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