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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An explanation of how or why something happens, especially one based on scientific study and reasoning.

Usage examples (39)
  • In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
  • A scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
  • He proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices
  • The architect has a theory that more is less for more
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