Hypothetical vs Wormhole - What's the difference?

hypothetical | wormhole |


As nouns the difference between hypothetical and wormhole

is that hypothetical is a hypothetical situation or proposition while wormhole is a hole burrowed by a worm.

As a adjective hypothetical

is based upon a hypothesis; conjectural.

hypothetical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural
  • *
  • (philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
  • Synonyms

    * conjectural * (contingent upon some hypothesis) conditional

    Antonyms

    * (actual) actual * (in philosophy) categorical

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A hypothetical situation or proposition
  • These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.

    wormhole

    Alternative forms

    * worm-hole * worme-hole (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a hole burrowed by a worm
  • * 1593,
  • To fill with worme-holes stately monuments.
  • (relativity) A hypothetical shortcut between two points in spacetime, permitting faster-than-light travel and sometimes time travel.
  • Synonyms

    * (a spacetime construct) Einstein-Rosen bridge