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hypothesis
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a study to test her hypothesis
Definition
a seemingly reasonable, but unproven idea or explanation based upon known facts
  • The hypothesis of a plasmic memory, advanced by the Caledonian envoy and worthy of the metaphysical traditions of the land he stood for, envisaged in such cases an arrest of embryonic development at some stage antecedent to the human.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (61% in)

There are no more uses of "hypothesis" flagged with this meaning in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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2  —3 uses as in:
assume as a working hypothesis
Definition
something that may or may not be true, but is temporarily treated as true to advance a discussion or to further investigation
  • What had been his hypothetical singular solutions?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (29% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The abnormalities of harelip, breastmole, supernumerary digits, negro's inkle, strawberry mark and portwine stain were alleged by one as a prima facie and natural hypothetical explanation of those swineheaded (the case of Madame Grissel Steevens was not forgotten) or doghaired infants occasionally born.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (61% in)
  • ...when proposing this problem for solution, he had conjectured as a working hypothesis which could not be proved impossible that a more adaptable and differently anatomically constructed race of beings might subsist otherwise under Martian...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (47% in)
hypothesis = something that may or may not be true, but is temporarily treated as true to advance a discussion or to further investigation
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • What recurrent impressions of the same were possible by hypothesis?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (89% in)

There are no more uses of "hypothesis" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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