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Theory (IPA: /ˈθiɝi/, /ˈθɪɹi/)


Theory (n.)

A doctrine, or scheme of things, which terminates in speculation or contemplation, without a view to practice; hypothesis; speculation.

Theory (n.)

An exposition of the general or abstract principles of any science; as, the theory of music.

Theory (n.)

The science, as distinguished from the art; as, the theory and practice of medicine.

Theory (n.)

The philosophical explanation of phenomena, either physical or moral; as, Lavoisier's theory of combustion; Adam Smith's theory of moral sentiments.

Theory

Contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking, or the results of such thinking

Theory

Set of fomula that can be deduced from axioms in some given logic

Theory

Set of sentences in a formal language

Theory

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Theory

1917 poem

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A single test which proves some piece of theory wrong is more valuable than a hundred tests showing that idea might be true." - Arthur C. Clarke

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All theory is against the freedom of the will, all experience for it." - Will (philosophy)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All theory is against the freedom of the will; all experience for it." - Samuel Johnson

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Anarchism is a theory of political science and is opposed to government in the political sense." - Anarchism

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." - Trivialism


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