predictive hypothesis

predictive hypothesis

[-dik′tiv]
Etymology: L, prae + dicere, to say; Gk, foundation
(in research) a hypothesis that predicts the nature of a relationship among the variables to be studied. Also called research hypothesis. Compare null hypothesis.
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CombiChem believes that, by repeating this process of selecting, synthesizing and screening informative compounds and analyzing the resulting data, the Discovery Engine(TM) quickly converges on the most predictive hypothesis.

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