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hypothesis

noun: a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena ("A scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory.")
noun: a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
noun: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

"An hypothesis is a supposition which serves to explain phenomena. The more varied the phenomena it explains, the greater the probability of its truth. When the evidence of support of it becomes large, it is raised to the rank of a theory; and when its truth is fully established, it becomes a law or principle." [First Principles of Physics, 1912, by Henry S. Carhart, LL.D., and Horatio N. Chute, M.S., page 2]

See Also

assumption
Axiom
belief
error
length contraction hypothesis
Postulate
Theory
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