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Pronunciation: the'o-re

Definition: A reasoned explanation of known facts or phenomena that serves as a basis of investigation by which to seek the truth.

[G. theoria, a beholding, speculation, theory, fr. theoros, a beholder]

See Also: hypothesis, postulate

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