practical, established, tested, validated, confirmed, distinct, empiric, factual, empirical, concrete, time-tested, actual, attested, clinical, definite, nontheoretical, proven, verified, authenticated, observational, demonstrated, real, defined, nonspeculative, substantiated.
Usage examples for hypothetical:
This might do: 'In Assignation's name he assignats'; signifying that he pre- eminently flourishes hypothetical
promises, to pay by appointment.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
So that, while they use his authority for a hypothetical
case, they reject it in the very case before them.
- "Select Speeches of Daniel Webster", Daniel Webster.
" He who will determine," returned Imlac, " against that which he knows because there may be something which he knows not; he that can set hypothetical
possibility against acknowledged certainty, is not to be admitted among reasonable beings.
- "Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia", Samuel Johnson.