a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.;
"consider the following, just as a hypothetical"
based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence;
"theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"
"the supposed reason for his absence"
"suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"
- This is a purely hypothetical situation.
- Let me put a hypothetical question to you.
- It must be emphasized that these estimates are hypothetical.
The..line which divides the truths that have been established..from those parts of the science which..[are] more or less hypothetical.出自： R. S. Ball
The verb forms used as hypothetical subjunctives are forms belonging to the four past tenses.出自： R. B. Long