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What we need is a general hypothesis to explain merger waves. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Various hypotheses have been put forward to explain this increase. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We have only been able to test this hypothesis once. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The findings support the hypothesis that taller and shorter people see the world differently. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Consider how much observed behaviour my hypothesis explains. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Different hypotheses have been put forward to explain why these foods are more likely to offend. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)The point is to test different hypotheses to determine which craving is driving your routine. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some tantalising if preliminary results that could support this hypothesis also emerged this week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Note specific points of agreement or disagreement with the theory or hypothesis you were testing. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)How can empirical evidence be assembled to provide rational support for a hypothesis? Times, Sunday Times (2006)How could you test such a hypothesis? The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)His wonderful behaviour with you when his mother is not around supports this hypothesis. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Further support for the hypothesis is obtained from data for more narrowly defined groups of countries. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)Country data also provide evidence supporting the hypothesis. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)His colleagues must surely be asking themselves whether they really need to test this hypothesis before making a change. Times, Sunday Times (2011)First, that the lifestyle concept suggests hypotheses which are true by definition and therefore trivial. Victimology - the victim and the criminal justice process (1989)An experiment is normally designed to test a specific hypothesis, a particular causal explanation. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)There is less support for asthma and eczema and very little to support the view that the hygiene hypothesis explains the rise in food allergy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How to test this hypothesis? The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The initial assessment of the scene supported my early hypothesis that Peaches had taken heroin and collapsed and died on the bed. The Sun (2014)Clearly, then, there is no tidy hypothesis to explain this. Times, Sunday Times (2008)After following a cohort of men for 28 years, they found that their hypothesis was indeed true. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)This research probably needs further work to test and prove its hypotheses, but it seems very helpful, like that into infant mortality. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is important to know if your results support or contradict your initial theory or hypothesis, or are simply inconclusive; all such findings must be reported. Sociology (1995)
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British English: hypothesis NOUN
A hypothesis is an idea which is suggested as a possible explanation for a particular situation or condition, but which has not yet been proved to be correct.
Work will now begin to test the hypothesis in rats.
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