an idea which is suggested as a possible way of explaining facts, proving an argument, etc.
"a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"
"he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
The midwife..repeated the hypothesis that if men had to give birth there would not be a child born.
出自： E. O
That was what he thought had happened. It would do as a working hypothesis.
出自： R. Rendell
Have you any other hypothesis which meets the facts of the case better?
出自： G. A. Birmingham