Main meanings of theoria in English

: theoria1theoria2

theoria1

noun

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  • 1Contemplation of the nature of things.

  • 2In or with reference to the writings of John Ruskin: the perception of beauty as a moral faculty. Compare "theoretic".

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Christopher Marlowe (?1564–1593), playwright and poet. From post-classical Latin theoria and its etymon ancient Greek θεωρία action of viewing, contemplation.

Pronunciation

theoria

/ˈθɪərɪə/

Main meanings of theoria in English

: theoria1theoria2

theoria2

noun

Ancient Greek History
  • A body of theors sent by a state to perform or participate in a religious rite or duty; a procession or journey made by such a body.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Plutarch's Lives. From ancient Greek θεωρία body of theors, embassy, specific sense development of ancient Greek θεωρία theory.

Pronunciation

theoria

/ˈθɪərɪə/