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acceptance the act of adopting a belief, doctrine, or theory. [1/4 definitions]
aesthetic an aesthetic theory, system, or point of view. [1/3 definitions]
anarchism a theory that advocates the abolition of all forms of government as a necessary step towards achieving political and social liberty. [1/2 definitions]
animalism the theory that human beings are merely animals without spiritual qualities. [1/2 definitions]
a posteriori based on experience or observation, rather than on theory or hypothesis. [1/2 definitions]
a priori based on hypothesis, theory, fixed rules, or established forms rather than on experience or experiment. [1/3 definitions]
arithmetic the simplest form of mathematics consisting of the theory and computation of whole numbers, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, evolution, and involution. [1/3 definitions]
atomic theory a former theory that all material objects and substances are composed of irreducible units of matter. [1/2 definitions]
atomism a theory that all matter is composed of small, indivisible particles called atoms, which in modern form is called atomic theory. [2 definitions]
back up to support (a claim or theory), or support (a person) in his or her claim. [1/8 definitions]
be on to to have an accurate suspicion, theory, or prediction about something. [1/2 definitions]
big bang theory the theory that the universe originated at a fixed point billions of years ago in a cosmic explosion of a mass of hydrogen atoms, and that it has been expanding ever since. (Cf. steady state theory.)
bourgeois in Marxist theory, a member of the capitalist class, opposed to the proletariat in the class struggle. [1/6 definitions]
bourgeoisie in Marxist theory, the capitalist class opposing the proletariat in the class struggle. [1/2 definitions]
chromodynamics in particle physics, the theory of the strong interaction between quarks and gluons, fundamental particles that form hadrons such as the proton and neutron.
class struggle in Marxist theory, the constant contention for economic and political power that goes on between the owners of the means of production, or capitalists, and the workers.
clinical of or related to direct observation and treatment of patients, as opposed to theory or laboratory research. [1/3 definitions]
clinician a doctor who studies or practices medicine by direct observation and treatment, as opposed to theory or laboratory research.
communalism a theory or system of government in which local communities or communes have virtual autonomy within a loose federation. [1/2 definitions]
communism the theory of a classless social system in which all property and means of production are owned in common; socialist theory deriving from the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. [1/3 definitions]
continental drift the theory that the earth's continents shift their positions because of currents in the molten magma of the earth's mantle.