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scientific theory

noun
1.
a coherent group of propositions formulated to explain a group of facts or phenomena in the natural world and repeatedly confirmed through experiment or observation:
the scientific theory of evolution.
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  • First, let us define or describe heat according to the scientific theory.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • It is, in fact, the scientific theory of the conservation of energy.

  • The great Arago is much to blame for giving us no scientific theory to account for this important phenomenon.

    The Firm of Nucingen Honore de Balzac
  • The same may be said about the scientific theory of evolution.

    Heart and Soul Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  • Is the scientific theory better in this case than the popular?

    Modern Skepticism C. J. Ellicott
  • The educated and thoughtful minds of India, however, accept the more rational and scientific theory of Reincarnation.

    Reincarnation Swami Abhedananda
  • Certainly, a scientific theory cannot appeal to considerations of this kind.

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • Hundreds of thousands have died for a religious creed; but how many have died for a scientific theory?

    Nineteenth Century Questions James Freeman Clarke
  • Some such connexion was the rumour of the time, before any scientific theory can well have existed.

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