complete | partial | general
Einstein's general theory of relativity
| coherent | unified
the existence of a grand unified theory that determines everything in the universe
| current, new | classical
the classical theory of gravity
One of her pet theories is that people who restrict their calorie intake live longer.
| conflicting | critical | abstract
His comments are just abstract theory and show little understanding of the realities of the situation.
| economic, legal, linguistic, literary, political, scientific, social, etc. | post-modernist, structuralist, etc.
Current feminist theory consists of several different trends.
a conspiracy theory about the princess's death
| chaos, game, quantum, number, particle, probability, relativity, etc.
Each school has its own set of theories.
VERB + THEORY
have, hold | advance, develop, formulate, produce, propose | work on
Police are working on the theory that the murderer was known to the family.
| refute | confirm, prove | disprove | challenge, test
THEORY + VERB
evolve | hold sth, suggest sth
In theory, these machines should last for ten years.
| ~ about
He has a theory about why dogs walk round in circles before going to sleep.
theory and practice
the distinction/relationship between theory and practice
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