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hypothesis

US [haɪˈpɑθəsɪs]
UK [haɪˈpɒθəsɪs]
  • n.假设;(凭空的)猜想
  • Web假说;前提;假定
Plural Form:hypotheses  
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n.
1.
[c]
(有少量事实依据但未被证实的)假说,假设an idea or explanation of sth that is based on a few known facts but that has not yet been proved to be true or correct
to formulate/confirm a hypothesis
提出╱证实假设
a hypothesis about the function of dreams
关于梦的作用的假说
2.
[u]
(凭空的)猜想,猜测guesses and ideas that are not based on certain knowledge
It would be pointless to engage in hypothesis before we have the facts.
在我们还没掌握事实之前瞎猜是毫无意义的。

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