theoretical account

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Noun1.theoretical account - a hypothetical description of a complex entity or processtheoretical account - a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
computer simulation, simulation - (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program; "a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"
hypothesis, theory, possibility - a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
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)
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The second, through a close reading of his oeuvre in its multiple contexts of production and reception, he develops a transhistorical theoretical account of cinema's Copernican vocation, or the twinned capacities for potentially revolutionary scientific discovery and anthropocentric displacement.
Throughout the book, she is careful to stress that her theoretical account is a complement, not an alternative, to other perspectives.
Kautsky misread the first volume of Capital as a theoretical account of the historical evolution from one mode of production, simple commodity production, to another, capitalism, and of capitalism's "developmental laws." (289) Unlike Marx, Kautsky argued that "the basic contradiction of capitalism" (91) was that production was socialized while appropriated remained private.
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A Passion for Society says very little about what it is about the social organization of contemporary societies that generates harm or about possibilities within this for change for the better; in other words, it does not present a social theoretical account that could guide action for change.
In a parallel fashion, data from a series of qualitative surveys and interviews "ground" Tillich's theological concepts and, in turn, function to expand and refine Tillich's largely theoretical account. Ultimately, by focusing this exploration on the medium of film, Brant does not seek to prove or disprove any particular accounting of revelation or to validate or invalidate any filmgoer's understanding of cinematic phenomena.
Any theoretical account should have the criteria of (1) completeness; the account should conform with as many facts about an individual as possible.
These authors, Loar argues, consider how it is possible to organize peacefully the English (and British) masses without having recourse to the kind of violence that, in Hobbes's theoretical account, underlies all sovereignty.
Some authors argue that the new economy of migration is characterized by the same fundamental flaws as the standard neoclassical theoretical account, albeit in a more sophisticated information-theoretic clothing.
Biblical Ethics in the 21st Century includes a much more satisfying theoretical account of Chan's hermeneutical proposal but ends without demonstrating the theory.
He shows how Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa (1401-64) modified Leon Battista Alberti's 1435 theoretical account of the principles of architecture that underlay Filippo Brunelleschi's 1425 demonstrations of linear perspective, offering a more rigorous account and avoiding Alberti's simplifications.
It also presents a wider and soundly theoretical account of ways in which particular discourses work to support and legitimate fierce heteronormativity.

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