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1. An explicit mathematical description of physical phenomena that takes into account the effects of one or more fields.
2. The study of fields and field extensions in algebra.
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a detailed mathematical description of the distribution and movement of matter under the influence of one or more fields: quantum field theory.
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|Noun||1.||field theory - (physics) a theory that explains a physical phenomenon in terms of a field and the manner in which it interacts with matter or with other fields|
theory - a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena; "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"
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