imagined or suggested but not necessarily real or true:
a hypothetical example/situation
This is all very hypothetical but supposing Jackie got the job, how would that affect you?
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
Hy`per*thet"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?; "ype`r over + ? to place.] Exaggerated; excessive; hyperbolical. [Obs.] Hyperthetical or superlative . . . expression. --Chapman.
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