theory-laden

adjective

(of an expression) capable of being understood only within the context of a specific theory, as for example superego, which requires the apparatus of Freudian theory in explanation

Nearby words

  1. theory of everything,
  2. theory of games,
  3. theory of mind,
  4. theory of numbers,
  5. theory of relativity,
  6. theos.,
  7. theosophical,
  8. theosophical society,
  9. theosophically,
  10. theosophy

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