Definition of theory-laden in English:

theory-laden

Syllabification: the·o·ry-lad·en

adjective

  • Denoting a term, concept, or statement that has meaning only as part of some theory, so that its use implies the acceptance of that theory.
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    • 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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