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network theory

[′net‚wərk ‚thē·ə·rē]
(electricity)
The systematizing and generalizing of the relations between the currents, voltages, and impedances associated with the elements of an electrical network.

network theory

the doctrine, in the philosophy of science, associated with Duhem (1861-1916) and Mary Hesse (1980), that scientific statements cannot be appraised in isolation from the overall framework of concepts and theories in which they are stated. See also THEORY RELATIVITY, INCOMMENSURABILITY.