Synonyms for (noun) hypothesis

Synonyms: theory, possibility, hypothesis

Definition: a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

Usage: a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory; he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

Similar words: concept, conception, construct

Definition: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances


Synonyms: supposition, surmisal, surmise, hypothesis, guess, speculation, conjecture

Definition: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Similar words: view, opinion

Definition: a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

Usage: his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page


Synonyms: hypothesis

Definition: a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations

Similar words: proposal

Definition: something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)