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theory

the·o·ry

theory

 
 
pronunciation:
thir i
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part of speech: noun
inflections: theories
definition 1: a proposed explanation of something, usu. based on abstract reasoning.
He decided to test out his theory.
 
similar words:
assumption, concept, conjecture, hypothesis, idea, postulate, speculation, supposition, surmise, thesis
definition 2: the body of principles underlying an area or field.
music theory
synonyms:
doctrine, science
similar words:
laws, philosophy, principles, school
definition 3: a speculative view or opinion.
I have a theory about his disappearance.
synonyms:
conjecture, speculation
similar words:
belief, divination, feeling, guess, intuition, notion, supposition, view
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