Conceptual and Hypothetical


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Conceptual adjective – Dealing with or expressing a quality or idea.
Usage example: conceptual thinking is often the most demanding kind of mental activity

Hypothetical is a synonym for conceptual in abstract topic. In some cases you can use "Hypothetical" instead an adjective "Conceptual", when it comes to topics like theoretical.
Nearby Words: conception, concept, conceptualization, conceptualize, conceptually
Synonyms for Conceptual


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Hypothetical adjective – Existing only as an assumption or speculation.
Usage example: we talked about what we would do in various hypothetical emergencies

Conceptual is a synonym for hypothetical in abstract topic. You can use "Conceptual" instead an adjective "Hypothetical", if it concerns topics such as theoretical.
Nearby Words: hypothesis, hypothetic
Synonyms for Hypothetical

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  • Reality Is Out to Lunch A lot of higher mathematics invokes this trope, playing around with imaginary numbers, hypothetical spatial dimensions, and conceptual permutations of infinity.
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