Definition of 'theory'
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There are three main theories about why this is. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have two theories to explain the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is the product of an absurd conspiracy theory. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Economic theory is clear on the issue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It can in theory go after any assets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has been a magnet for conspiracy theories. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Theory and practice are very different, though. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Thousands of years on, theory still rings true. The Sun (2016)A further 111 people were convicted of taking practical or theory tests on behalf of others. Times, Sunday Times (2017)And I have a theory about it. The Sun (2016)They also write an extended essay and study theories of knowledge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But we seem to prove all these theories wrong. The Sun (2013)What seems so intuitively true in theory is not always so in practice. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)Fitness instructors rarely explain the theory behind their routines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This intuitive approach will help you understand how the theory works in practice. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)The question then is whether political theory can provide the planner with something better than opinion. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)This means it is difficult to test theories and ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How does the hypothesis fit in with other hypotheses or more general theory? A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)The task now becomes one of realizing theory through practical struggle. Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)This is to supplement economic theory with an understanding of politics and human nature. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What are the major differences between theories of societal change? Sociology (1995)Theories come and go as our factual knowledge increases. Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)Talking up conspiracy theories is one thing. The Sun (2016)There are conflicting theories about the purpose of sleep. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The displacement of subject theory out of philosophy occurred a long time ago. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)There are two theories about the delay. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This theory is also true for larger roasts. The Sun (2016)But then he was challenged to put his theories into practice. Christianity Today (2000)This combined ideas of number theory with the geometry of surfaces. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Equally important is the decline in public interest in political theory and in the details of party policies. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We knew we were seeing something beyond what we have seen before and beyond what current theories can explain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It could only be understood and interpreted within the framework of a " general economic theory of capitalism". The Origins of Economic Inequality between Nations: A critique of Western theories on development and underdevelopment (1990) Knowledge and theory move forward together in a kind of uneasy, shuffling collaboration. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The problem is that none of the alternative theories can be proved with convincing evidence, either. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'theory'
British English: theory /ˈθɪərɪ/ NOUN
A theory is a formal idea or set of ideas intended to explain something.
...the theory of evolution.
- American English: theory
- Arabic: نَظَرِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: teoria
- Chinese: 理论
- Croatian: teorija
- Czech: teorie
- Danish: teori
- Dutch: theorie
- European Spanish: teoría
- Finnish: teoria
- French: théorie
- German: Theorie
- Greek: θεωρία
- Italian: teoria
- Japanese: 理論
- Korean: 이론
- Norwegian: teori
- Polish: teoria
- European Portuguese: teoria
- Romanian: teorie
- Russian: теория
- Spanish: teoría
- Swedish: teori
- Thai: ทฤษฎี
- Turkish: kuram
- Ukrainian: теорія
- Vietnamese: lý thuyết
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