What Does Hypothesis Means?


Hypothesis refers to a proposed explanation for a phenomenon. The word comes from the Greek word hypotithenai which means 'to put under' or 'to suppose'. For a hypothesis to be suggested as a scientific hypothesis, the scientific method necessitates that a person can test it.
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[hahy-poth-uh-sis, hi-]
a proposition, or set of propositions, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena, either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide investigation (working hypothesis) or accepted as highly probable in the light of established facts.
a proposition assumed as a premise in an argument.
the antecedent of a conditional proposition.
a mere assumption or guess.
Source: Dictionary.com
A hypothesis can be 'educated guess' about what nature is going to do, or about why nature does what it does.
Hypothesis refers to an uncertain account for an observation, event or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation. It can also refer to an assumption used in an argument without its being supported.
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