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An example use of theory in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… do you have a theory of why articles 2 …”
Theory is a set of ideas or principles that explain a subject.
the word theory occurs in english on average 43.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that theory can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) education, science, and technology;