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1‘I reckon that confirms my theory’
hypothesis, thesis, conjecture, supposition, speculation, postulation, postulate, proposition, premise, surmise, assumption, presumption, presupposition, notion, guess, hunch, feeling, suspicion
opinion, view, belief, thinking, judgement, contention
2‘the theory of quantum physics’
principles, ideas, concepts
philosophy, ideology, system of ideas, science
‘in theory this method is ideal—in practice it is unrealistic’
in principle, on paper, in the abstract, all things being equal, in an ideal world
in practice, in reality
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