As nouns the difference between hypothetical and quintessence
is that hypothetical
is a hypothetical situation or proposition while quintessence
is a thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
As a adjective hypothetical
is based upon a hypothesis; conjectural.
As a verb quintessence is
to reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.
Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural
(philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
* (contingent upon some hypothesis) conditional
* (actual) actual
* (in philosophy) categorical
A hypothetical situation or proposition
- These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.
A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
A pure substance.
The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form.
(alchemy) The fifth alchemical element, or essence, after earth, air, fire, and water
(physics) A hypothetical form of dark energy postulated to explain observations of an accelerating universe.
* See also
To reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.