1. tectonic

adjective. ['tɛkˈtɑːnɪk'] of or pertaining to construction or architecture.

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2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. plate

noun. ['ˈpleɪt'] (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score.

Synonyms

  • base
  • home
  • bag
  • home plate

Antonyms

  • descend
  • disappear
  • overhead
  • subsurface

Etymology

  • plate (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • plata (Latin)

6. plate

noun. ['ˈpleɪt'] a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic.

Synonyms

  • disc
  • grid
  • tap
  • lamella
  • engraving
  • license plate
  • plessimeter
  • fin keel
  • plate iron
  • pleximeter
  • baffle
  • storage-battery grid
  • numberplate
  • cylinder head
  • escutcheon
  • sheet
  • gusset
  • nameplate
  • damper
  • flat solid
  • platen
  • fishplate
  • gusset plate
  • disk
  • baffle board

Antonyms

  • unconnectedness
  • disjoin
  • anode
  • voltaic cell

Etymology

  • plate (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • plata (Latin)

7. plate

noun. ['ˈpleɪt'] dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten.

Synonyms

  • dessert plate
  • paper plate
  • soup plate
  • flatware
  • salad plate
  • steel plate
  • salad bowl

Antonyms

  • undress
  • discolor
  • insulator
  • inarticulate

Etymology

  • plate (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • plata (Latin)

8. plate

noun. ['ˈpleɪt'] a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper).

Synonyms

  • illustration

Antonyms

  • foreign
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • plate (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • plata (Latin)

9. plate

noun. ['ˈpleɪt'] the quantity contained in a plate.

Synonyms

  • plateful

Antonyms

  • accumulator

Etymology

  • plate (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • plata (Latin)

10. plate

noun. ['ˈpleɪt'] structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage.

Synonyms

  • structure
  • wall plate
  • construction

Antonyms

  • incidental
  • genuine
  • legitimate
  • right

Etymology

  • plate (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • plata (Latin)
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