Bedeutung von “theory” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈθɪəri/
IDEA [ C ]

B2 an idea or set of ideas that is intended to explain something:

Darwin's theory of evolution

Mehr Beispiele


the set of principles on which a subject is based:

economic theory
in theory

B2 If something is possible in theory, it should be possible but often it does not happen this way:

In theory, the journey should be shorter but in practice, the roadworks slow you down.

(Definition von “theory” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)