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Another word for theory

  1. Abstract reasoning

  2. A belief used as the basis for action

  3. Something taken to be true without proof

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Another word for theory

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