noun: a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena ("A scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory.")
noun: a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
noun: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

"An hypothesis is a supposition which serves to explain phenomena. The more varied the phenomena it explains, the greater the probability of its truth. When the evidence of support of it becomes large, it is raised to the rank of a theory; and when its truth is fully established, it becomes a law or principle." [First Principles of Physics, 1912, by Henry S. Carhart, LL.D., and Horatio N. Chute, M.S., page 2]

"If matter without form preceded creation of energy, it was only when life was given that the atoms became grouped in individualities through their intrinsic properties. The hypothesis of Macvicar and demonstrations of Keely pivot on the law of assimilation "providing at once for the free and the forced ... for mind and matter, and placing them ... in relationship." This law is summarized as "Every individualized object ... assimilates itself to itself in successive moments of its existence and all objects tend to assimilate one another." In its own nature, matter is wholly plastic or devoid of fixed innate properties wholly assimilative - both with respect to its own portions and to surrounding objects, as well as its position in space and insofar as it is capable, to the mind of its Creator. In the ether are constructed groups of ethereal elements generating material elements." [Snell Manuscript - The Book, page 2]

See Also

length contraction hypothesis

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