Definisi 'theory'

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noun
1 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 Terjemahkan
Example:
theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
true in fact and theory
source: wordnet30

2 a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena Terjemahkan
Example:
a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices
source: wordnet30

3 a belief that can guide behavior Terjemahkan
Example:
the architect has a theory that more is less
they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales
source: wordnet30

4 A doctrine, or scheme of things, which terminates in speculation or contemplation, without a view to practice; hypothesis; speculation. Terjemahkan
source: webster1913


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