Words Like THEORY

We have put together a list of words that are similar to THEORY.

23 Alternative Words Similar to theory

1 Hypothesis Noun      Synonym Words Like Hypothesis
2 Possibility Noun      Synonym Words Like Possibility
3 Belief Noun      Synonym Words Like Belief
4 Concept Noun      Synonym Words Like Concept
5 Conception Noun      Synonym Words Like Conception
6 Construct Noun      Synonym Words Like Construct
7 Explanation Noun      Synonym Words Like Explanation
8 Speculation Noun      Synonym Words Like Speculation
9 Jumble Noun      Hyponym Words Like Jumble
10 Preformation Noun      Hyponym Words Like Preformation
11 Reductionism Noun      Hyponym Words Like Reductionism
12 Structuralism Noun      Hyponym Words Like Structuralism
13 Blastogenesis Noun      Hyponym Words Like Blastogenesis
14 Holism Noun      Hyponym Words Like Holism
15 Atomism Noun      Hyponym Words Like Atomism
16 Conjecture Noun      Hyponym Words Like Conjecture
17 Model Noun      Hyponym Words Like Model
18 Supposition Noun      Hyponym Words Like Supposition
19 Assumption Noun      Hyponym Words Like Assumption
20 Supposal Noun      Hyponym Words Like Supposal
21 Lunar Noun      Cross-Reference
22 Catastrophes Noun      Cross-Reference
23 Derivative Noun      Cross-Reference Words Like Derivative

6 examples of theory

1 the theory of music
2 the theory and practice of medicine
3 Lavoisier's theory of combustion; Adam Smith's theory of moral sentiments.
4 they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales
5 true in fact and theory
6 he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

10 definitions of theory

1 A doctrine, or scheme of things, which terminates in speculation or contemplation, without a view to practice; hypothesis; speculation.
2 An exposition of the general or abstract principles of any science.
3 The science, as distinguished from the art.
4 The philosophical explanation of phenomena, either physical or moral
5 a belief that can guide behavior
6 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
7 a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
8 A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.
9 The branch of a science or art consisting of its explanatory statements, accepted principles, and methods of analysis, as opposed to practice: a fine musician who had never studied theory.
10 A set of theorems that constitute a systematic view of a branch of mathematics.
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