Übersetzung von “theory” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


noun countabletheory /ˈθiəri, ˈθɪəri/ ( plural theories )
an explanation sb believes is true, although there is no proof
théorie feminine

My theory is that she's secretly in love with you.
Ma théorie est qu'elle t'aime en secret.

a theory about who was behind the attack
une théorie à propos de qui était derrière cette attaque
in science, an idea or set of ideas that attempt to explain how or why sth happens
théorie feminine

the theory of Evolution
la théorie de l'évolution
all the ideas or rules on which a subject is based
théorie feminine

literary theory
la théorie littéraire
an idea of the best way to do sth, which may be different from what happens in reality
théorie feminine
in theory
en théorie

In theory, when rich people get richer, the rest of society should benefit.
En théorie, quand les gens riches s'enrichissent, le reste de la société devrait en profiter.

(Übersetzung von “theory” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /ˈθiəri/ (plural theories)

an idea or explanation which has not yet been proved to be correct

There are many theories about the origin of life
In theory, I agree with you, but it would not work in practice.

the main principles and ideas in an art, science etc as opposed to the practice of actually doing it

A musician has to study both the theory and practice of music.
theoretical /-ˈreti-/ adjective

theoretically /-ˈreti-/


theorize verb ( theorise)

to make theories

faire des théories (sur)
He did not know what had happened, so he could only theorize about it.
theorist noun


(Übersetzung von “theory” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)