theory

A comprehensive explanation of a given set of data that has been repeatedly confirmed by observation and experimentation and has gained general acceptance within the scientific community but has not yet been decisively proven. See also hypothesis and scientific law.
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Theory

In its most general sense a theory describes or explains something. Often it is the answer to 'what', 'when', 'how' or 'why' questions
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Theory

Theory is a contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking, or the results of such thinking. Depending on the context, the results might for example include generalized explanations of how nature works. The word has its roots in ancient Greek, but in modern use it has taken on several different related meanings. A theory is n...
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Theory

• (n.) The science, as distinguished from the art; as, the theory and practice of medicine. • (n.) A doctrine, or scheme of things, which terminates in speculation or contemplation, without a view to practice; hypothesis; speculation. • (n.) An exposition of the general or abstract principles of any science; as, the theory of music. ...
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theory

(Gk: theoros spectator) a supposition or system of ideas explaining something, especially one based on general principles independent of the particular things to be explained. Scientific theory is derived from observations, and it is able to predict other outcomes. A (minimal but adequate) set of rules explaining the general. A theory allows one to...
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Theory

(Gr. theoria, viewing) The hypothetical universal aspect of anything. For Plato, a contemplated truth. For Aristotle, pure knowledge as opposed to the practical. An abstraction from practice. The principle from which practice proceeds. Opposite of practice. -- J.K.F. Hypothesis. More loosely: supposition, whatever is problematic, verifiable but n.....
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theory

(the´ә-re) (thēr´e) the doctrine or the principles underlying an art as distinguished from the practice of that particular art. a formulated hypothesis or, loosely speaking, any hypothesis or opinion not based upon actual knowledge.
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theory

noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena; `theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypothes...
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Theory

[clothing retailer] Theory (marketed as theory in lower-case letters and known in Japan as セオリー) is a New York-based men`s and women`s contemporary fashion label which sells clothes and accessories. Theory merchandise is sold through signature Theory stores and retailers all around the world. The brand is owned by Fast Retailing of ...
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Theory

[mathematical logic] === Subtheories and extensions === A theory S is a subtheory of a theory T if S is a subset of T. If T is a subset of S then S is an extension or supertheory of T === Consistency and completeness === A syntactically consistent theory is a theory from which not every sentence in the underlying language can be proven (wit...
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theory

[Noun] A belief or an idea used by scientists to explain something.
Example: Isaac Newton discovered the theory of gravity after watching an apple fall to the ground.
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Theory

[poem] `Theory` is a poem from Wallace Stevens`s first book of poetry, Harmonium. It was first published in 1917, so it is in the public domain. Buttel interprets the poem as one of Stevens`s attempts to approach the rhythms of prose, as part of a strategic understatement that moves into a poem in an offhand, `anti-poetic` way. He sees that...
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Theory

The'o·ry noun ; plural Theories . [ French théorie , Latin theoria , Greek ... a beholding, spectacle, contemplation, speculation, from ... a spectator, ... to see, view. See Theater .] 1. A doctrine, or scheme of things, which terminates in speculation or ...
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theory

a belief that can guide behavior
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theory

a hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation
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Theory

A hypothesis that has withstood extensive testing by a variety of methods, and in which a higher deg
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theory

A hypothesis that has withstood extensive testing by a variety of methods, and in which a higher degree of certainty may be placed. A theory is NEVER a fact, but instead is an attempt to explain one or more facts.
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theory

A principle that explains a body of facts and the laws based on them.
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Theory

a statement of how and why specific facts are related
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theory

a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world
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theory

a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world
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theory

a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world
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theory

a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world
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theory

a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world
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theory

a working hypothesis given probability by experimental evidence or factual analysis but not conclusively proven or accepted as a law.
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