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Denoting a term, concept, or statement which has meaning only as part of some theory, so that its use implies the acceptance of that theory.
- ‘Consequently, some theory must precede empirical enquiry, and all factual investigation is theory-laden.’
- ‘He called for a revolt against art about art and theory-laden avant-garde styles.’
- ‘Isn't it the case that all interpretations are theory-laden?’
- ‘It has now been accepted that this distinction between raw perception and interpretation is invalid; in fact, all perception is theory-laden.’
- ‘However obvious and relevant these measures might seem, they are all theory-laden in the sense that they all assume, usually without any argument or justification, a particular theory of economic growth and or development.’
- ‘Even assuming that ‘observation’ is theory-laden, this can hardly result in any conclusion about ‘meaning’.’
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