network theory

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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.
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The recruitment of alternate neural network hypothesis is consistent with the compensation-related utilization of neural circuit hypothesis suggested in the research of Reuter-Lorenz and Cappell (32) and Reuter-Lorenz and Lustig (33).
For example, Jerne's Nobel Prize-winning network hypothesis "has provided an expanded theoretical framework that has given direction to much of the current activity in cellular immunology," Karush says.
About 100,000 measurements on yeast were required to construct a predictive network hypothesis.

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