Engelsk navneord: theory
|1.||theory (om erkendelse) 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|
|Eksempler med tilsvarende betydning||Theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses.|
True in fact and theory.
|Mindre specifikke termer||explanation|
|Mere specifikke termer||atomic theory, atomism, atomist theory, atomistic theory, blastogenesis, economic theory, field theory, holism, holistic theory, preformation, reductionism, scientific theory, structural anthropology, structural sociology, structuralism, structuralism, theory of preformation|
|Omfatter disse specifikke termer||hypothesis, law, law of nature, possibility, theory|
|2.||theory (om erkendelse) a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena|
|Eksempler med tilsvarende betydning||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.
|Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)||hypothesis, possibility|
|Mindre specifikke termer||concept, conception, construct|
|Mere specifikke termer||assumption, conjecture, framework, gemmule, historicism, hypothetical, model, speculation, supposal, supposition, theoretical account|
|Omfatter disse overordnede termer||theory|
|3.||theory (om erkendelse) a belief that can guide behavior|
|Eksempler med tilsvarende betydning||The architect has a theory that more is less.|
They killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales.
|Mindre specifikke termer||belief|
|Mere specifikke termer||egoism, hodgepodge, jumble, patchwork|