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 (thē′ə-rīz′, thîr′īz)
v. the·o·rized, the·o·riz·ing, the·o·riz·es
To formulate theories or a theory; speculate.
To propose a theory about.

the′o·ri·za′tion (-ər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
the′o·riz′er n.
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Noun1.theorization - the production or use of theories
conjecture - reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
ideology - imaginary or visionary theorization
generalisation, generalization, abstraction - the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
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