# hypothesis

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**hypothesis**— Koho mua, mana okōkua …62

**hypothesis**— /hapoӨosas/ A supposition, assumption, or theory; a theory set up by the prosecution, on a criminal trial, or by the defense, as an explanation of the facts in evidence, and a ground for inferring guilt or innocence, as the case may be, or as… …63

**hypothesis**— /hapoӨosas/ A supposition, assumption, or theory; a theory set up by the prosecution, on a criminal trial, or by the defense, as an explanation of the facts in evidence, and a ground for inferring guilt or innocence, as the case may be, or as… …64

**hypothesis**— A supposition, a proposition, or principle which is assumed or taken for granted, in order to draw a conclusion or inference for proof of the point in question; something not proved, but assumed for the purpose of argument, or to account for a… …65

**hypothesis**— A tentative proposal made to explain certain observations or facts that requires further investigation to be verified …66

**hypothesis**— n. (pl. hypotheses) 1 a proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without the assumption of its truth. 2 a supposition made as a starting point for further investigation from known facts (cf. THEORY). 3 a groundless assumption. Etymology: LL f.… …67

**Nebular hypothesis**— Hypothesis Hy*poth e*sis, n.; pl. {Hypotheses}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? foundation, supposition, fr. ? to place under, ? under + ? to put. See {Hypo }, {Thesis}.] 1. A supposition; a proposition or principle which is supposed or taken for granted, in… …68

**Bernoulli's Hypothesis**— Hypothesis proposed by mathematician Daniel Bernoulli that expands on the nature of investment risk and the return earned on an investment. Bernoulli stated that an investor s acceptance of risk should incorporate not only the possible losses… …69

**Lyon hypothesis**— Hypothesis, first advanced by Lyon, concerning the random inactivation of one of the two X chromosomes of the cells of female mammals. In consequence females are chimaeric for the products of the X chromosomes, a situation that has been exploited …70

**ad hoc hypothesis**— Hypothesis adopted purely for the purpose of saving a theory from difficulty or refutation, but without any independent rationale …