What does hypothetically speaking mean?

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"Hypothetically speaking" means that a person is presenting a sample situation or story to illustrate a point. The hypothetical situation presented could be fictional, or it could be a situation from the past used as an example.

Another common way to say "hypothetically speaking" is "theoretically speaking." These phrases stem from the words "hypothesis" and "theory." A hypothesis or theory is a possible outcome or explanation for a certain occurrence. These theories are usually presented in a scientific context, and they help illustrate a point. In speaking, a person uses hypothetical language to emphasize something important or to explain something that is hard to understand.

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