n. 1. A theory or explanation that leads to further investigation for proof or disproof
2. An assumption on which a conclusion or decision is based.
Other Forms: hypothesize (v), hypothetical (adj)
hupo- under, beneath
tithenai- to put
Which is not an example of a hypothesis?
a. When the chemicals combine, a new compound will form in a different color
b. Since the monkeys ate both bananas and fish, they are omnivores.
c. If boys stopped playing sports, then more of them would have girlfriends.