Theory synonyms and antonyms

thē'ə-rē, thîr'ē

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A set of rules or principles dealing with a specific area of a legal system:
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(Law) A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas. See under Common.
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Plural form of principle
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Plural form of condition.
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The definition of a plan is a document, program or diagram that shows how to proceed.
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(Formal) A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
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Plural form of postulate
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The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
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(Logic) a syntactically correct expression that is deducible from the given axioms of a deductive system
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(General) An assumption taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation.
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The definition of an assumption is an idea that is formed without evidence.
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Doctrine is defined as a principle or group of principles which are taught by a religion or political party.
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An underlying theory or set of ideas relating to a particular field of activity or to life as a whole:
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Reasoning based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or supposition.
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(Countable) An effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial.
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Something which has become real.
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A real entity, event or other fact.
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A proposition that is maintained by argument.
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The definition of a belief is an opinion or something that a person holds to be true.
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Plural form of thought
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A procedure or timed plan
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The act of making preparations for a possible or future event or situation:
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The act of formularizing; a formularized or formulated statement or exhibition.
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The prevailing social order; the establishment. Used with the :
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The process of precisely formulating a statement, as a code of laws.
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(Cryptography) A cryptographic system using a codebook that converts words or phrases into codewords.
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(Programming) A parameter in a function definition; an actual parameter, as opposed to a formal parameter.
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The definition of a scheme is a plot or a plan to achieve some action.
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Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end:
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The act of approaching:
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Expectation for the future:
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A doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith, set forth in an authoritative manner by a religion.
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The fundamental reasons for something; the basis:
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The definition of cosmology is a science of how the universe started and how it is structured.
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Principles
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A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
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The interpretation, meaning, or sense given in explaining
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A rule or method for doing something, esp. when conventional and used or repeated without thought
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A judgment or estimate formed by guessing; conjecture; surmise
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The definition of a hunch is a feeling or a premonition about something, or an arched back while sitting or standing.
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A conception in the mind of something to be done; a plan for doing something, an intention. [from 17th c.]
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A set of doctrines or beliefs that are shared by the members of a social group or that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.
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A people or tribe, specif., a group of North American Indians, sometimes one belonging to a confederation
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A rule or law concerning the functioning of natural phenomena or mechanical processes:
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Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess.
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Something that is clearly established or assured:
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Something postulated; assumption or axiom
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The act of postulating or something postulated
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Something that is supposed; an assumption made to account for known facts, conjecture
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A motive for an action or a determination.
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One that is capable of being chosen or of being made real:
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Statistics or other information represented in a form suitable for processing by computer.
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Plural form of idea
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(--- Logic) Either of the two propositions of a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn
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Synonym Study

  • Law implies an exact formulation of the principle operating in a sequence of events in nature, observed to occur with unvarying uniformity under the same conditions the law of the conservation of energy
  • Hypothesis refers to an explanation that is tentatively inferred, often as a basis for further experimentation, but that is not fully supported by evidence the nebular hypothesis
  • Theory , in scientific or technical use, refers to a general principle or set of principles, based on considerable evidence, formulated to explain the operation of certain phenomena the theory of evolution, though it is often loosely used to mean a mere conjecture, guess, or hypothesis
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