What does the word theory mean?

  • An hypothesis; a reasoned and probable explanation of the manner in which something has been produced or will be produced; a doctrine of which absolute proof is lacking.

Usage examples for theory

  1. " In theory," said the judge, " a man is innocent until he is proved guilty. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  2. The weight of evidence, as the official had indeed pointed out, was against such a theory. – Trent's Last Case The Woman in Black by E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
  3. Is this theory correct? – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud

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