Definition of theory-laden in English:

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theory-laden

adjective

Denoting a term, concept, or statement which has meaning only as part of some theory, so that its use implies the acceptance of that theory.
Example sentences
  • However obvious and relevant these measures might seem, they are all theory-laden in the sense that they all assume, usually without any argument or justification, a particular theory of economic growth and or development.
  • Even assuming that ‘observation’ is theory-laden, this can hardly result in any conclusion about ‘meaning’.
  • It has now been accepted that this distinction between raw perception and interpretation is invalid; in fact, all perception is theory-laden.
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