Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Theory"

The meaning of "Theory" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "elaborate further on" in


to elaborate further on a theory about humour mean?
A: "Explain more about"
Q: What does this theory is open to doubt mean?
A: It means that the theory is not fully proven . And still has flaws that could prove it wrong
Q: What does Her theories were out of tune with the scientific thinking of the time. mean?
A: Her theories were very different with what was accepted by the scientist at that time.
Q: What does "A major theory was kind-of, mostly confirmed. Here’s what happened in an overstuffed season finale" mean?
A: A lot of. A lot more than usual.
Q: What does We know of no theory that both makes contact with the empirical world mean?
A: You need the second part of the sentence as well. We know of no theory that "makes contact with the empirical world", AND "is absolutely and always true." The both emphasises the "AND".

Example sentences using "Theory"

Q: Please show me example sentences with theory.
A: "My theory is that he will walk through that door soon."
Q: Please show me example sentences with what your theories?.
A: What are your theories on that recently trending event?

Synonyms of "Theory" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between I opposed his theory. and I was opposed to his theory. ?
A: "I opposed his theory." - I disagreed with his idea.
"I opposed my friend's theory that drinking before work makes you more productive."


"I was opposed to this theory." - I disagreed with his idea, but I don't anymore (and it's implied that I tried whatever the idea was)
"I was opposed to my friends theory that drinking before work makes you more productive... And then I tried it myself."
Q: What is the difference between theory and lore ?
A: Theory is a guess on how something works or happened based on the information you have.

In science a theory is a hypothesis that hasn't be disproved yet, but seems correct so far.

Lore is extra backstory/information to a character or piece of media (like in a book or tv show story)
Q: What is the difference between new theory and new hypothesis ?
A: A theory is a guess you make based on facts
A hypothesis is just a wild guess based on what you think
(I can't really think of an example)
Q: What is the difference between theory and theorem ?
A: A theory is an explanation for why something is a certain way. It does not have to be true. However, theories usually have some facts or evidence to support them. It is most commonly used in scientific fields.

A theorem is a factual statement that has been proven to be true based on other proven facts. It is really only commonly used as a mathematics term, such as "The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus".
Q: What is the difference between theory and principle ?
A: Theory is an unproven statement based on research. Where as a principal is similar to a law but isn't as specific.

[Examples]

THEORY: "Based on my studies, my theory is that there must be life on other planets."

LAW: "You cannot kill someone." (Very specific)

PRINCIPLE: "You should not harm others." (Not specific. This could include things like not killing, hitting or verbally abusing someone)

Translations of "Theory"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? “THE ONE OF the most accepted theories for the origin of its name “ or “ONE OF the most accepted theories for the origin of its name “?
A: ONE OF is correct!
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? theory
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Other questions about "Theory"

Q: 1-who are the stupid who has created such theory
2-i think you know to whom i was referring to does this sound natural?
A: 1. Who are the idiots who created such a theory.
Q: ・Do you know who brought the theory of relativity into being?
・Do you know who brought into being the theory of relativity? does this sound natural?
A: You could say:

Do you know who came up with the theory of relativity?

Do you know who created the theory of relativity?

Do you know who thought up the theory of relativity?
Q: What is about the theory of electromagnetic induction? does this sound natural?
A: What is the theory of electromagnetic induction about?
Q: theory

ex:In theory,earth is oval.

Please help me correct the above sentence.
Thank you. does this sound natural?
A: The shape of the Earth is an oblate spheroid not an oval. The Earth is not considered a true sphere because it has a larger circumference and diameter at the equator. That is not a theory, it is a fact. The Earth has been and continues to be very precisely measured by orbiting satellites.
Q: This theory has gained momentum amongst experts.

or

This theory has gained strenght amongst experts. does this sound natural?
A: Then I would use the word 'acceptance' or 'recognition'. 'momentum' still works but not as well, in my opinion.

So, I would say "This theory has gained acceptance/recognition amongst experts."

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