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Hypothesis (Jargon Buster)

Hypothesis (Jargon Buster)

A supposition or explanation (theory) that is provisionally accepted in order to interpret certain events or phenomena, and to provide guidance for further investigation.

A hypothesis may be proven correct or wrong, and must be capable of refutation.

If it remains unrefuted by facts, it is said to be verified or corroborated.


Business Dictionary.com

To some extent GBE Issue Papers fall into the category Hypothesis.

They are based on known information, tried and tested principles, or propose new thinking that may not be in published information.

They propose surveys or research that need to be carried out to collect data or evidence.

They include GBE Case Studies of building failures or successes, if available GBE Evidence Based Case studies

Where they can be they are backed up with GBE Calculators consisting of GBE Equations and GBE DataSets.

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
7th November 2015 – 3rd December 2016

Hypothesis (Jargon Buster)
See Also:

GBE Code

GBE Jargon Buster

GBE Issue Papers

GBE Case Studies 

GBE Evidence Based Case studies

GBE Calculators

GBE Equations 

GBE DataSets

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
7th November 2015 – 3rd December 2016


  • Jonathan Swift says:

    Have you heard of the word ‘dictionary’? – its what people use when they don’t understand a word. Dictionaries are part of most word processing applications – and it will save you the time in re-writing one:-).

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the reminder, i must look one up some day.
      I have chosen 9000 initials, abbreviations, acronyms, classifications, terms and phrases from Construction and the ‘Sustainability Revolution’ to include in mine, it gives me a chance to put a particular construction slant and an environmental emphasis on the terms that OED would not have done and do not/will not include.
      More over i can link the words and the content to each other to enrich the experience of this website’s users.
      I am going to be busy.

  • Jonathan Swift says:

    Yeah, but, you’ve lifted your definition of an everyday word (its not jargon!) from another dictionary.
    What’s the point?
    And why that particular word?
    And if ‘hypothesis’ why not other theses such as ‘antithesis’ or ‘synthesis’?

    • admin says:

      Some quiz masters say “the questions are easy if you know the answer; and they are difficult questions if you do not”.
      I attend many committees and business meetings where jargon and fancy words are used all the time. If I attended an East of England SDRT or GOEast meeting I would not understand probably every 5th word, phrase, abbreviation, acronym.
      Using shorthand and fancy words often intended to inform a lot in the least words possible but end up informing very few people very little information.
      I lectures to UK and foreign students, where english is not always their first language so whenever I use a term I explain it, just in case.
      I would far rather have many people keeping up rather than a few.
      And because I have used the term and definition elsewhere in the website I cross reference between them to be helpful.
      I include jargon and fancy words and words i do not normally use myself.
      I don’t need to justify it.
      You will not persuade me to stop.
      Don’t waste your effort on what you know, learn about something your do not.

  • Jonathan Swift says:

    Not trying to make you stop pal, just that over the ‘pond’ here I guess we’re just better educated than you poor english folk.
    Good luck with all those big words now!

    • admin says:

      Pond in English means something quite different to Ocean in American of course
      Hence the need for Jargon Busters on the simple words too.
      They can be used incorrectly or they may have one or more meanings.
      Even better educated Americans can make poor use of our rich english language.

  • Neville Klim says:

    Hi Guys/Gentlemen

    FYI the expression ‘Across the Pond’ has its origins in 19th century England and refers to the Atlantic.
    BrianSpekman ‘old chap’ – you could add that to your dictionary?
    This is one use of English irony used on both sides of the ‘Pond’!

    ps Are you out chasing foxes today in the jolly old hunt?


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