noun (plural theories)
- Instead, he now requires them to be able to explain the scientific theory of evolution.
- Religious-mystical theories, biological theories and socio-historical theories explain the existence of the caste system.
- In general, this theory attempts to explain when and how people adopt new behaviors.
- It was a residential programme which accepted successful applicants for two years of training in the theory of education and practice of teaching.
- What follows foregrounds just some of the implications of biomedicine for the theory and practice of public mental health.
- However, in both the Christian and the Islamic worlds, it was the theory, not the practice of music that held sway as an intellectual pursuit.
- And of course my personal theory on this is that women, who do childbirth after all, can handle a lot more pain.
- And of course there is the theory that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a mega-tsunami caused by an asteroid.
- That's only a theory, of course, but one which I'm willing to defend.
- His mathematical work covered Cartesian geometry and the theory of equations.
- This restriction makes the subject very different from the knot theory traditionally studied by mathematicians.
- Bolzano's theories of mathematical infinity anticipated Georg Cantor's theory of infinite sets.
- Used in describing what is supposed to happen or be possible, usually with the implication that it does not in fact happen: in theory, things can only get better; in practice, they may well become a lot worseMore example sentences
- The precautionary principle sounds good in theory, but in practice it is a nightmare.
- Radar also uses microwaves, so that in theory it would be possible to cook food by putting it at the focus of a radar dish.
- The software makes it possible, in theory, to see and manage files on any storage system or server.
Late 16th century (denoting a mental scheme of something to be done): via late Latin from Greek theōria 'contemplation, speculation', from theōros 'spectator'.
Words that rhyme with theorybeery, bleary, cheery, dearie, dreary, Dun Laoghaire, eerie, eyrie (US aerie), Kashmiri, leery, peri, praemunire, query, smeary, teary, weary
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