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Theory
  • n. The consensus, idea, plan, story, or set of rules that is currently being used to inform a behavior. This usage is a generalization and (deliberate) abuse of the technical meaning. "What's the theory on fixing this TECO loss?" "What's the theory on dinner tonight?" ("Chinatown, I guess. ") "What's the current theory on letting lusers on during the day?" "The theory behind this change is to fix the following well-known screw. "