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theory [the ~] noun

  1. the theory (hypothesis)
    de theorie
  2. the theory (hypothesis)
    de onderstelling

Translation Matrix for theory:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
onderstelling hypothesis; theory
theorie hypothesis; theory
- hypothesis; possibility

Related Words for "theory":

  • theories

Synonyms for "theory":

Related Definitions for "theory":

  1. a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena1
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory1
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices1
  2. a belief that can guide behavior1
    • the architect has a theory that more is less1
    • they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales1
  3. 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 phenomena1
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses1
    • true in fact and theory1

Wiktionary Translations for theory:

  1. a coherent set of statements attempting to explain observed phenomena
  2. an unproven conjecture
  3. a field of study in mathematics
  4. in logic: a set of axioms and all statements derivable from them
  1. een wetenschappelijk model of uitspraak over waarnemingen in de empirie

Cross Translation:
theory theorie théorie — Principe qui fonde la connaissance rationnelle

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