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theoretical account

Definitions of theoretical account
  1. noun
    a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    synonyms: framework, model
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    computer simulation, simulation
    (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
    mean sun
    a theoretical sun that moves along the celestial equator at a constant speed and completes its annual course in the same amount of time the real sun takes at variable speeds
    Copernican system
    (astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun
    Ptolemaic system
    (astronomy) Ptolemy's model of the universe with the Earth at the center
    M-theory
    (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
    string theory
    (particle physics) a theory that postulates that subatomic particles are one-dimensional strings
    stochastic process
    a statistical process involving a number of random variables depending on a variable parameter (which is usually time)
    Markoff process, Markov process
    a simple stochastic process in which the distribution of future states depends only on the present state and not on how it arrived in the present state
    random walk
    a stochastic process consisting of a sequence of changes each of whose characteristics (as magnitude or direction) is determined by chance
    stationary stochastic process
    a stochastic process in which the distribution of the random variables is the same for any value of the variable parameter
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    hypothesis, possibility, theory
    a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
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