The difference between Conditional and Hypothetical

When used as nouns, conditional means a conditional sentence, whereas hypothetical means a hypothetical situation or proposition.

When used as adjectives, conditional means limited by a condition, whereas hypothetical means based upon a hypothesis.

check bellow for the other definitions of Conditional and Hypothetical

  1. Conditional as a noun (grammar):

    A conditional sentence; a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.

  2. Conditional as a noun (grammar):

    The conditional mood.

  3. Conditional as a noun (logic):

    A statement that one sentence is true if another is.


    "A implies B" is a conditional."

  4. Conditional as a noun (programming):

    An instruction that branches depending on the truth of a condition at that point.


    "<code>if</code> and <code>while</code> are conditionals in some programming languages."

  5. Conditional as a noun (obsolete):

    A limitation.


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  1. Conditional as an adjective:

    Limited by a condition.


    "I made my son a conditional promise: I would buy him a bike if he kept his room tidy."

  2. Conditional as an adjective (logic):

    Stating that one sentence is true if another is.


    "A implies B" '' is a conditional statement."

  3. Conditional as an adjective (grammar):

    Expressing a condition or supposition.


    "a conditional word, mode, or tense"

  1. Hypothetical as an adjective:

    Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural

  2. Hypothetical as an adjective (philosophy):

    conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent

  1. Hypothetical as a noun:

    A hypothetical situation or proposition


    "These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information."