hypothesis

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a suggestion that something may account for observed facts, though without proof, used as a basis for reasoning

Economics

  • noun a prediction based on theory, but one which can nevertheless be tested in practice

Electronics

  • A theory, proposition, or concept which can be experimentally evaluated so as to be proved or disproved.

Health Economics

  • (written as Hypothesis)
    A conjecture, preferably with a clear foundation in theory, which can be empirically refuted (at least in principle).

Media Studies

  • noun a tentative explanation for a phenomenon, used as a basis for further investigation

Medical

  • noun a suggested explanation for an observation or experimental result, which is then refined or disproved by further investigation
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