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scientific theory

a theory that can be tested and potentially disproved; failure to disprove or refute it increases confidence in it, but it cannot be considered as proven.

sci·en·tif·ic the·o·ry

(sī'ĕn-tif'ik thē'ŏr-ē)
A proposition that can be tested and potentially disproved; failure to disprove or refute it increases confidence in it, but it cannot be considered as proven.
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