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Theory

Spanish
English

teorķa
NF


ism
N
Informal, Theory, usually ends in "-ism"

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English Definitions

theory
N
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
theory
N
a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
theory
N
a belief that can guide behavior
N
(chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
theory of electrolytic dissociation
N
(chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
theory of evolution
N
(biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
theory of games
N
(economics) a theory of competition stated in terms of gains and losses among opposing players
theory of gravitation
N
(physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
theory of gravity
N
(physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
theory of indicators
N
(chemistry) the theory that all indicators are either weak acids or weak bases in which the color of the ionized form is different from the color before dissociation
theory of inheritance
N
(biology) a theory of how characteristics of one generation are derived from earlier generations
theory of organic evolution
N
(biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
theory of preformation
N
a theory (popular in the 18th century and now discredited) that an individual develops by simple enlargement of a tiny fully formed organism (a homunculus) that exists in the germ cell
theory of probability
N
the branch of applied mathematics that deals with probabilities
N
a theory of evolution holding that evolutionary change in the fossil record came in fits and starts rather than in a steady process of slow change
theory of relativity
N
(physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
theory-based
based in theory rather than experiment
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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