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    Usage of hyperthetical

    I have never been able to understand how to use the word " hyperthetical " . It's so frustating and is getting to me . Can someone explain it to me and give me a few examples .

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    Re: Usage of hyperthetical

    hypothetical
    adjective
    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)

    Hyperthetical
    Hy`per*thet"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?; "ype`r over + ? to place.] Exaggerated; excessive; hyperbolical. [Obs.] Hyperthetical or superlative . . . expression. --Chapman.



    Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.






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    Re: Usage of hyperthetical

    Thank you but i do not like the definition from dictionary sites . I have tried almost every dictionary site and none gives me anything that makes sense when used in most context.

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    Re: Usage of hyperthetical

    Can you give an example of contexts in which you have seen it used?

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    Re: Usage of hyperthetical

    Quote Originally Posted by Bust3rboi View Post
    Thank you but i do not like the definition from dictionary sites . I have tried almost every dictionary site and none gives me anything that makes sense when used in most context.
    The problem is in your use of the singular - 'definition'. Look at bhaisahab's post (#2, not #4) again: there are two words.

    • Hypothetical means, roughly, 'supposed', 'imaginary', 'postulated', 'possible but not actual'
    • Hyperthetical is very rarely used, and if that 'Chapman' citation is anything to go by, archaic. I have never heard it used. The user may have been George Chapman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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    Re: Usage of hyperthetical

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The problem is in your use of the singular - 'definition'. Look at bhaisahab's post (#2, not #4) again: there are two words.

    • Hypothetical means, roughly, 'supposed', 'imaginary', 'postulated', 'possible but not actual'
    • Hyperthetical is very rarely used, and if that 'Chapman' citation is anything to go by, archaic. I have never heard it used. The user may have been George Chapman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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    Thanks so much !! Needed that.

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