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Definition of theory:

  1. A doctrine, or scheme of things, which terminates in speculation or contemplation, without a view to practice; hypothesis; speculation.
  2. An exposition of the general or abstract principles of any science; as, the theory of music.
  3. The philosophical explanation of phenomena, either physical or moral; as, Lavoisier's theory of combustion; Adam Smith's theory of moral sentiments.
  4. The science, as distinguished from the art; as, the theory and practice of medicine.

Synonyms:

data, outlook, law, provision, code, surmise, plea, approach, system, premise, doctrine, conditions, scheme, rationale, presupposition, reason, dogma, principles, opening, foundation, possible action, assumption, systemization, belief, postulate, method, postulation, argument, hypothesis, thesis, surmisal, basis, philosophy, possibility, possibleness.

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