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hypothesis — as in:  a study to test her hypothesis

The study will test the hypothesis that a good marriage is more important than a higher income when measuring happiness.
a seemingly reasonable, but unproven, idea based upon known facts — often an idea to be tested
hypothesis — as in:  Let’s assume hypothetically that

For the purpose of discussion, let’s accept that the hypothesis that she is guilty is true. What would we have expected her to do after the incident?
something that may not be true, but that is temporarily treated as true to advance a discussion or to further investigation
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