Definition of Theory


  • a belief that can guide behavior
    "the architect has a theory that more is less"
    "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"
  • a tentative insight into the natural world
    a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    "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"
  • 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 hypotheses"
    "true in fact and theory"
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Unscramble theory

71 unscramble word found using the letters theory.

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