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theory en inglés británico

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theorynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈθɪə.ri/ us /ˈθɪr.i/

B2 a formal statement of the rules on which a subject of study is based or of ideas that are suggested to explain a fact or event or, more generally, an opinion or explanation:

economic theory
scientific theory
Darwin's theory of evolution
He has a theory that the hole was caused by a meteorite.
in theory

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

In theory, the journey should take three hours, but in practice it usually takes four because of roadworks.

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(Definición de theory del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

theory en inglés americano

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theorynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈθɪər·i, ˈθi·ə·ri/

something suggested as a reasonable explanation for facts, a condition, or an event, esp. a systematic or scientific explanation:

[ U ] Adele took a course in modern political theory.
[ C ] I have a theory (= an opinion) about why everybody in the city is in such a hurry.

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(Definición de theory del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

theory en inglés de negocios

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theorynoun

uk /ˈθɪəri/ us plural theories

[ C or U ] a formal statement of ideas that are suggested to explain a fact or event, or how something works:

He has four theories to explain organizational change and development.
economic/political theory Economic theory says that there is little connection between the euro's value against the dollar or the yen and the success of monetary union itself.
a theory of sth In this article the authors develop a theory of high-performing organizations.

[ C or U ] a formal statement of the rules or principles on which an activity or a subject of study is based:

management/organization theory This case study has important implications for management theory
the theory and practice of running a department

[ C ] a statement of an opinion or an explanation of an idea that is believed to be true, but might be wrong:

The theory is that staff react better to praise than to criticism.
People will buy the product if you put it in the right place - well, that's the theory anyway.
in theory

if something is possible in theory, it should be possible, but often it does not happen in that way:

In theory, you can be up and trading in a just a day.
Employing fewer people sounds great in theory, but how's it going to work out in practice?

(Definición de theory del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)