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1. theory-based

adjective. based in theory rather than experiment.

Synonyms

  • theoretic

Antonyms

  • applied
  • data-based

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Rhymes with Germ Theory

  • yomiuri

Sentences with germ-theory


1. Noun Phrase
Ancient Romans had a rudimentary germ theory, but the history of microbiology really starts with the microscope.

2. Noun Phrase
Studies by Hooke and Leeuwenhoek eventually led to germ theory and modern medicine.

3. Noun Phrase
Pasteur’s germ theory revolutionized the process of identifying, treating and preventing infectious diseases.

4. Noun Phrase
Microscopes allowed for the world-changing discovery of germ theory which saved countless lives.

2. M-theory

noun. (particle physics) a theory that involves an eleven-dimensional universe in which the weak and strong forces and gravity are unified and to which all the string theories belong.

Synonyms

  • theoretical account
  • string theory
  • framework

Antonyms

  • unworthy

3. theory

noun. ['ˈθɪri, ˈθiːɝi'] a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena.

Synonyms

  • structural anthropology
  • reductionism
  • atomic theory
  • holistic theory
  • law of nature
  • theory of preformation
  • possibility
  • atomist theory
  • field theory
  • law
  • scientific theory
  • explanation
  • atomism
  • atomistic theory
  • preformation
  • holism
  • hypothesis
  • blastogenesis
  • structural sociology
  • economic theory

Antonyms

  • atomism
  • corpuscular theory of light
  • wave theory
  • wave theory of light

Etymology

  • theoria (Latin)
  • θεωρία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. theory

noun. ['ˈθɪri, ˈθiːɝi'] a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena.

Synonyms

  • supposition
  • historicism
  • hypothesis
  • possibility
  • conception
  • model
  • theoretical account
  • supposal
  • concept
  • gemmule
  • framework
  • speculation
  • conjecture
  • construct
  • assumption

Antonyms

  • synthesis
  • impossible
  • impossibility
  • nonexistence

Etymology

  • theoria (Latin)
  • θεωρία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. theory

noun. ['ˈθɪri, ˈθiːɝi'] a belief that can guide behavior.

Synonyms

  • egoism
  • jumble
  • patchwork
  • belief

Antonyms

  • possible
  • nonbeing
  • civil law
  • international law

Etymology

  • theoria (Latin)
  • θεωρία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. germ

noun. ['ˈdʒɝːm'] anything that provides inspiration for later work.

Synonyms

  • seed
  • source
  • inspiration
  • muse

Etymology

  • germe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • germen (Latin)

7. germ

noun. ['ˈdʒɝːm'] a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism.

Synonyms

  • structure
  • complex body part
  • body structure
  • bodily structure

Etymology

  • germe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • germen (Latin)

8. germ

noun. ['ˈdʒɝːm'] a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use.

Synonyms

  • micro-organism
  • microbe
  • bug

Antonyms

  • natural object

Etymology

  • germe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • germen (Latin)
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