(--- Logic) Either of the two propositions of a syllogism from which the conclusion is drawn
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
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
, 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
Find another word for theory. In this page you can discover 73 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for theory, like: law, principles, postulates, conditions, plan, plea, basis, foundation, discourse, provision and formularization.