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Synonyms for (noun) theory

Synonyms: theory, possibility, hypothesis Definition: a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena Usage: a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory; he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

Similar words: concept, conception, construct Definition: an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Synonyms: theory Definition: a belief that can guide behavior Usage: the architect has a theory that more is less; they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales

Similar words: belief Definition: any cognitive content held as true

Synonyms: theory Definition: a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena Usage: theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses; true in fact and theory

Similar words: explanation Definition: thought that makes something comprehensible