HyperDic: scientific_theory

English > 1 sense of the expression scientific theory:
NOUNcognitionscientific theorya theory that explains scientific observations
English > scientific theory: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA theory that explains scientific observations.
Part ofscience, scientific disciplineA particular branch of scientific knowledge
NarrowerGestalt psychology, configurationism(psychology) a theory of psychology that emphasizes the importance of configurational properties
associationism, association theory(psychology) a theory that association is the basic principle of mental activity
atomic theoryA theory of the structure of the atom
atomism(psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations / sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association
big-bang theory, big bang theory(cosmology) the theory that the universe originated sometime between 10 billion and 20 billion years ago from the cataclysmic explosion of a small volume of matter at extremely high density and temperature
cell theory, cell doctrine(biology) the theory that cells form the fundamental structural and functional units of all living organisms
corpuscular theory, corpuscular theory of light(physics) the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles
functionalismA psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment
game theory, theory of games(economics) a theory of competition stated in terms of gains and losses among opposing players
germ theory(medicine) the theory that all contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms
information theory(computer science) a statistical theory dealing with the limits and efficiency of information processing
kinetic theory, kinetic theory of gases(physics) a theory that gases consist of small particles in random motion
nebular hypothesis(cosmology) the theory that the solar system evolved from a hot gaseous nebula
organicismtheory that the total organization of an organism rather than the functioning of individual organs is the determinant of life processes
planetesimal hypothesis(cosmology) the theory that the solar system was formed by the gravitational accumulation of planetesimals
quantum theory(physics) a physical theory that certain properties occur only in discrete amounts (quanta)
relativity, theory of relativity, relativity theory, Einstein's theory of relativity(physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
steady state theory, continuous creation theory(cosmology) the theory that the universe maintains a constant average density with matter created to fill the void left by galaxies that are receding from each other
supersymmetry(physics) a theory that tries to link the four fundamental forces
theory of dissociation, theory of electrolytic dissociation, Arrhenius theory of dissociation(chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions)
theory of evolution, theory of organic evolution, evolutionism(biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
theory of gravitation, theory of gravity, gravitational theory, Newton's theory of gravitation(physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
theory of indicators, Ostwald's theory of indicators(chemistry) the theory that all indicators are either weak acids or weak bases in which the color of the ionized form is different from the color before dissociation
theory of inheritance(biology) a theory of how characteristics / characteristics of one generation are derived from earlier generations
uncertainty principle, indeterminacy principle(quantum theory) the theory that it is impossible to measure both energy and time (or position and momentum) completely accurately at the same time
wave theory, undulatory theory, wave theory of light(physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
BroadertheoryA well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world
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