Pronunciation: (hī"pu-thet'i-kul),[key] —adj. 1. assumed by hypothesis; supposed: a hypothetical case. 2. of, pertaining to, involving, or characterized by hypothesis: hypothetical reasoning. 3. given to making hypotheses.
4. Logic. a. (of a proposition) highly conjectural; not well supported by available evidence.
b. (of a proposition or syllogism) conditional.
—n. a hypothetical situation, instance, etc.: The Secretary of Defense refused to discuss hypotheticals with the reporters.Also,hy"po•thet'ic(defs. 1–4).