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theory

  

      n  
     (set of ideas explaining something)    théorie    f     
→ the theory of relativity        
Darwin's theory of evolution      la théorie de l'évolution de Darwin  
   (=hypothesis)   théorie    f     
I have a theory that ...      ma théorie, c'est que ...  
there was a theory that ...      on croyait que ...  
→ There was a theory that he wanted to marry her        
     (rules and principles forming basis of subject)    théorie    f     
music theory      solfège    m     
   in theory      (=theoretically)   théoriquement  
→ a presidency that is strong in theory but weak in practice        


big bang theory   , Big Bang theory  
      n   théorie    f   du big bang  
chaos theory  
      n   théorie    f   du chaos  
conspiracy theory  
      n   thèse    f   du complot  
→ Did you ever swallow the conspiracy theory about Kennedy?        
games theory  
      n   théorie    f   des jeux  
→ He won the Nobel prize for making game theory relevant to modern economics,        
probability theory  
      n   théorie    f   des probabilités
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
theory n.
théorie

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'theory' found in translations in French-English dictionary
exp.
in theory
adv.
in theory
n.
theory formula
[Med.]
n.
wave theory
[Med.]
nf.
plot theory
n.
game theory
[Comp.]
nm.
music theory
n.
dipole theory
[Med.]
n.
domino theory
exp.
quantum theory
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