hypothetical question

Definition of "hypothetical question"
  1. A question posed to an expert witness, such as a doctor, which relies on the presence of facts presented as evidence. The response to this question is an opinion to be evaluated in conjunction with the evidence
How to use "hypothetical question" in a sentence
  1. The defense lawyer posed a hypothetical question to the medical expert to evaluate the potential causes of the defendant's injury.
  2. In the deposition, a hypothetical question was asked to the sidewalk construction specialist to ascertain the risk associated with certain materials.
  3. The prosecutor used a hypothetical question to allow the forensic scientist to explain how different scenarios could affect the crime scene evidence.

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