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- Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural
- 2006, ACLU v. NSA (District Court opinion):
- To establish standing under Article III, a plaintiff must satisfy the following three requirements: (1) "the plaintiff must have suffered an injury in fact - an invasion of a legally protected interest which is (a) concrete and particularized, and (b) actual or imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical"; ...
- (philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
based upon a hypothesis
hypothetical (plural hypotheticals)
- A hypothetical situation or proposition
- These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.