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hypothesis
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Flowers for Algernon
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as in: a study to test her hypothesis Define
a seemingly reasonable, but unproven, idea based upon known facts -- often an idea to be tested
  • the hypothesis here proven may be described simply in the following terms: artificially increased intelligence deteriorates at a rate of time directly proportional to the quantity of the increase.

  • There are no more uses of "hypothesis" identified with this meaning in the book.

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  • The study will test the hypothesis that a good marriage is more important than a higher income when measuring happiness.
  • He hypothesized the existence of Pluto before its discovery.

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as in: a study to test her hypothesis Define
a seemingly reasonable, but unproven, idea based upon known facts -- often an idea to be tested
as in: Let's assume hypothetically that Define
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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