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theory meaning

EN[ˈθɪəɹi] [-ɪəri]
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  • Theory is a contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking, or the results of such thinking. Depending on the context, the results might for example include generalized explanations of how nature works.
  • A theory can be normative (or prescriptive), meaning a postulation about what ought to be. It provides "goals, norms, and standards". A theory can be a body of knowledge, which may or may not be associated with particular explanatory models.
  • As already in Aristotle's definitions, theory is very often contrasted to "practice" (from Greek praxis, πρᾶξις) a Greek term for "doing", which is opposed to theory because pure theory involves no doing apart from itself.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
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      1. en theoryless
      2. en theory-laden
      3. en theory of mind
      4. en theory of games
      5. en theory of knowledge
      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of theory for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "theory" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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