how to pronounce theory


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theory is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of theory in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… all right so in theory neither of us …”

meaning of theory

Theory is a set of ideas or principles that explain a subject.

theory frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word theory occurs in english on average 131.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics theory can be related to

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;

words that rhyme with theory


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