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Engelsk substantiv: theory

1. theory (om erkjendelse) 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 betydningTheories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses.
True in fact and theory.

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkexplanation

Mere spesifikke uttrykkatomic 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 spesifikke uttrykkhypothesis, law, law of nature, possibility, theory

2. theory (om erkjendelse) 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 betydningA scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory.
He proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)hypothesis, possibility

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkconcept, conception, construct

Mere spesifikke uttrykkassumption, conjecture, framework, gemmule, historicism, hypothetical, model, speculation, supposal, supposition, theoretical account

Omfatter disse overordnede uttrykkenetheory

3. theory (om erkjendelse) a belief that can guide behavior

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe architect has a theory that more is less.
They killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales.

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkbelief

Mere spesifikke uttrykkegoism, hodgepodge, jumble, patchwork

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