noun, plural the·o·ries.
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“Our prosecutors have all too often inserted themselves into the political process based on the flimsiest of legal theories,” Barr went on.
Turn Wilson’s mathematical crank, and you get a related theory describing groups of those pieces — perhaps billiard ball molecules.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
She also learns immediately that this theory is “not just incorrect but hateful, like saying that different races had different IQs” — and yet, “in my heart, I knew that Whorf was right,” that language does change the way you think.The true love story in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot is a love affair with language|Constance Grady|September 11, 2020|Vox
It applies a different random error to each piece of information that’s encoded—which in theory makes it impossible to break without knowing the key.Quantum computers threaten to end digital security. Here’s what’s being done about it|Jeremy Kahn|September 11, 2020|Fortune
Kindrachuk also works on ebola, and he says over the years many such theories have been put forth in scientific journals without provoking this kind of response.Wearing a mask could protect you from COVID-19 in more ways than you think|Kat Eschner|September 10, 2020|Popular Science
Is it sort of evidence of the Gladwellian 10,000 hours theory?Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But a 2011 study of genetic evidence from 30 ethnic groups in India disproved this theory.
But, in theory, that started to change last week with the first meeting of SIX, the State Innovation Exchange.
So I was happy to see that the European theory of terroir was in action, promoting with pride the qualities of a specific region.
The theory was first floated in the 1950s by Professor Homer Dubs of Oxford University.
For we would keep the theory in mind by visible signs, which act most powerfully upon the minds of children.Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy.|Elizabeth P. Peabody
It comported with their theory of the true objects of government.The Unconstitutionality of Slavery|Lysander Spooner
"Anyway, I'll bet she blows back w'ere she come from, to-night," persisted the advocate of this theory.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
I tried to recall my theory, and to close my eyes to the pathetic beauty of the face before me; but it was altogether in vain.The Doctor's Dilemma|Hesba Stretton
But you know, that theory of yours about women and Love—it's as old as the hills—oh, older!In a German Pension|Katherine Mansfield
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In science, an explanation or model that covers a substantial group of occurrences in nature and has been confirmed by a substantial number of experiments and observations. A theory is more general and better verified than a hypothesis. (See Big Bang theory, evolution, and relativity.)