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— as in: a study to test her hypothesis
The study will test the
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
— as in: Let’s assume hypothetically that
For the purpose of discussion, let’s accept that the
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
. . . enhancing vocabulary while reading