hypothetical question

  

Definition

A question based on certain proven or assumed facts, and formulated to arrive at a generalized answer applicable in most such situations in the absence of dependable data.

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  • When Jane asked Hal, "Are you crazy?" she thought he knew it was a hypothetical question and thus was surprised when he answered with an enthused, "No!".

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  • Jeremy really wanted to know about the difference between liberals and conservatives, he posed a hypothetical question to his government class regarding how each group views religion to get more information on the subject.

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  • He posed a hypothetical question to his employees on the implementation of new sales strategies to judge rather or not it would be embraced by his employees.

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