1. to form a hypothesis. 2. to assume by hypothesis - hypothesis - 1. a proposition, or set of propositions, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena, either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide investigating (working hypothesis) or accepted as highly probable in the light of established facts. 2. a proposition assumed as a premise in an argument. 3. the antecedent of a conditional proposition. 4. a mere assumption or guess (Webster's. p 944).
theorize, speculate, have or entertain a theory, espouse a theory; reason; logicalize, rationalize, provide a rationale; intellectualize; bring reason to bear, apply or use reason, put two and two together; deduce, infer, generalize; synthesize, analyze; philosophize (Chapman, 1977).
Hypothesis Matrix allows you to identify the three basic components of most hypotheses.
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Hypothesizing Use to list a set of questions, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena, either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide investigation (working hypothesis) or accepted as highly probable in the light of established facts. See: Synectics, Venn Diagram, Compare/Contrast Matrix, PMI, T-Chart, Ranking, & KWLH
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