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General dictionariesGeneral (31 matching dictionaries)

  1. politic: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. politic: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. politic: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. politic: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. politic: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. politic: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Politic, politic: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. politic: Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary [home, info]
  9. politic: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. politic: Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. politic: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. politic: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Politic, politic: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. politic (adj.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. politic: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. politic: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Politic: Wikipedia,
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Scientific Hypothesis, Theory, Law Definitions

Words have precise meanings in science. For example, “theory,” “law,” and “hypothesis” don’t all mean the same thing. Outside of science, you might say something is “just a theory,” meaning it’s a supposition that may or may not be true. In science, however, a theory is an explanation that generally is accepted to be true. Here’s a closer look at these important, commonly misused terms.

Hypothesis

A hypothesis is an educated guess, based on observation. It’s a prediction of cause and effect. Usually, a hypothesis can be supported or refuted through experimentation or more observation. A hypothesis can be disproven but not proven to be true.

Example: If you see no difference in the cleaning ability of various laundry detergents, you might hypothesize that cleaning effectiveness is not affected by which detergent you use. This hypothesis can be disproven if you observe a stain is removed by one detergent and

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