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Synonyms for theory

Synonyms for theory

abstract reasoning

a belief used as the basis for action


something taken to be true without proof

Synonyms for theory

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An alternative theory suggests that the zigzag turns may simply allow the protein to flex and bend, Gosline says.
With respect to the equally divided vote of the judges authorizing the district court's consideration of an alternative theory of recovery, we remain confident that the position of the company will be sustained on that theory as well.
A second group has data that support an alternative theory of cortisol, and AIDS.
Moreover, she and Kathy Suprenant of the University of Kansas in Lawrence champion an alternative theory about the cargo of vaults.
One alternative theory, proposed by Turok, explains the primordial fluctuations seen by COBE by a mechanism far different from inflation.
Kosslyn of Harvard University and Olivier Koenig of the University of Geneva in Switzerland offer an alternative theory in their book Wet Mind: The New Cognitive Neuroscience (1992, The Free Press).
An alternative theory gives Indo-Europeans a longer European history suggesting that early farmers brought agriculture and their language from ancient Turkey beginning approximately 7,000 B.
Juliana Sackmann of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and her colleagues now suggest an alternative theory to explain the surfs lithium depletion and temperatures warm enough for liquid water to exist in Eartus past.
Lyne and his colleagues have also developed an alternative theory, which assumes that the planet did not predate the pulsar.
That finding thrust to the fore an alternative theory to explain the character of globular clusters and their spectral emissions: that M15 and other X-ray-emitting clusters contain a large number of neutron stars.
Carr's new interpretation is a viable alternative theory," says archaeologist John Griffin, retired chief of the National Park Service's Southeast Archaeological Center in Macon, Ga.
Klimchuk of Stanford University now propose an alternative theory that avoids this pitfall.
With the elimination of the Santorini eruptions as the major culprit in the collapse of the Minoan culture, an alternative theory now gains support: The Minoans may have been conquered by members of the Mycenaen civilization that emerged on mainland Greece around 1600 B.
An alternative theory from Larry Esposito of the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests the rings may not be young at all.
An alternative theory posits that Gorbachev was some sort of Jeffersonian kamikaze pilot, taking his whole nation over the cliff for the thrill of being proclaimed Time's Man of the Decade.
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