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1. 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))

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2. 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))

3. 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))

4. set

verb. ['ˈsɛt'] put into a certain place or abstract location.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • middle
  • mislay
  • underlay
  • pillow
  • cock
  • prepose
  • pigeonhole
  • perch
  • put down
  • move
  • sow
  • stratify
  • settle
  • set up
  • bed
  • appose
  • repose
  • deposit
  • lean
  • tee up
  • upend
  • lay
  • sit
  • bucket
  • ground
  • space
  • ship
  • throw
  • step
  • butt
  • glycerolise
  • stick in
  • recline
  • stand
  • thrust
  • shelve
  • plant
  • superimpose
  • load
  • enclose
  • lay over
  • put in
  • glycerolize
  • bottle
  • parallelize
  • superpose
  • park
  • sign
  • imbricate
  • introduce
  • settle down
  • replace
  • ensconce
  • intersperse
  • nestle
  • instal
  • place down
  • postpose
  • arrange
  • displace
  • pile
  • poise
  • dispose
  • trench
  • ladle
  • place upright
  • set down
  • coffin
  • posit
  • barrel
  • cram
  • situate
  • inclose
  • put back
  • pose
  • lose
  • rest
  • put
  • position
  • place
  • siphon
  • misplace
  • emplace
  • juxtapose
  • snuggle
  • install
  • clap
  • insert
  • reposition
  • sit down
  • docket
  • seed
  • jar
  • tee
  • seat
  • marshal
  • recess
  • rack up

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize
  • win
  • progress
  • gain

Etymology

  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. set

verb. ['ˈsɛt'] fix conclusively or authoritatively.

Synonyms

  • identify
  • determine
  • price
  • charge
  • tax
  • filiate
  • format
  • value
  • initialize
  • assess
  • date
  • initialise

Antonyms

  • empty
  • unsheathe
  • uncover
  • lose

Etymology

  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. set

noun. ['ˈsɛt'] a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used.

Synonyms

  • consort
  • octet
  • core
  • manicure set
  • core group
  • intersection
  • threescore
  • nucleus
  • chess set
  • sum
  • volume
  • join
  • septet
  • product
  • collection
  • quintette
  • triple
  • quintuplet
  • field
  • quintet
  • quadruple
  • score
  • choir
  • quartet
  • portfolio
  • Cartesian product
  • sestet
  • trio
  • quintuple
  • octette
  • quadruplet
  • quartette
  • synset
  • pair
  • accumulation
  • sextet
  • sextette
  • brace
  • union
  • triad
  • conjugation
  • bracket
  • septette
  • suite
  • assemblage
  • dentition
  • singleton
  • triplet
  • teeth

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange
  • disengage
  • wind

Etymology

  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. set

noun. ['ˈsɛt'] (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols.

Synonyms

  • intersection
  • topological space
  • null set
  • mathematical space
  • field
  • universal set
  • root
  • range
  • domain of a function
  • abstract entity
  • domain
  • image
  • interval
  • solution
  • subset
  • diagonal
  • Mandelbrot set
  • mathematical group
  • abstraction
  • range of a function
  • locus

Antonyms

  • behave
  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • closing

Etymology

  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. set

verb. ['ˈsɛt'] decide upon or fix definitely.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • specify
  • determine
  • limit
  • define
  • name
  • select
  • quantify
  • reset
  • take
  • choose

Antonyms

  • negativeness
  • positiveness
  • negativity
  • positivity

Etymology

  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. set

verb. ['ˈsɛt'] establish as the highest level or best performance.

Synonyms

  • lay down
  • establish
  • mark

Antonyms

  • uncommunicative
  • smooth
  • unplug
  • phase out

Etymology

  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. set

verb. ['ˈsɛt'] put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • pitch

Antonyms

  • nonpayment
  • withdraw
  • take
  • endomorphic

Etymology

  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))
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